Apricot Sage Rosé

You can never go wrong with a glass of a good dry sparkling rose, but when you dress it up with additional flavors- it becomes a perfect cocktail. This apricot & sage rosé is perfect for any spring or summer day, but why stop there? Use this recipe for any special pink occasion: Valentine’s day, a baby shower, or birthday party!  This recipe won’t disappoint.

Make sure to pick a dry Rosé when making this recipe. You don’t want to overdo the sweetness.

Ingredients:
For the Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 bunches of fresh sage leaves

For the Cocktails
fresh-squeezed juice from 3 apricots
sage simple syrup
ice cubes
champagne
fresh sage leaves for garnish

To make the simple syrup: combine the sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to simmer and the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in the sage and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Once the simple syrup has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the sage. Transfer the simple syrup to a clean resealable container and store it in your refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

To make the cocktails: vigorously shake 1/4 cup of fresh apricot juice and 2 tablespoons of the sage simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with about 1/2 cup of rose and garnish with fresh sage leaves

Enjoy!

February 13, 2017
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