Blushing Spritzer

Base Spirit: Liqueurs

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Bubbly, Sweet

Make your own hibiscus-rose liqueur for this bubbly refresher that’s perfect for an afternoon picnic.

Ingredients in the Blushing Spritzer Cocktail

1 oz Ruby Slippers Liqueur*

4 oz Chardonnay wine

4 oz Club soda

 

Garnish: Rose petals or pomegranate arils

Glass: Wine

How to make the Blushing Spritzer Cocktail

Place one large ice cube in a wine glass and add all the ingredients. Stir, and garnish with 3 rose petals or 6 pomegranate arils.

 

*Ruby Slippers Liqueur

INGREDIENTS:

1 (750-mL) bottle Vodka

1 oz (about 2.5 cups) Dried hibiscus flowers

1 oz (about 2.5 cups) Dried rose petals

1 tbsp Dried tarragon

8 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)

PREPARATION:

Add the vodka, hibiscus, rose and tarragon to a large jar or other container with a lid. Stir to moisten the flowers, cover and let stand until the liquid smells and tastes strongly of flowers, 3 to 5 days. Strain (do not push on the solids to extract more liquid) into a clean 1-quart jar and stir in the simple syrup. Seal, and store in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. Use within 1 year.

Blushing Spritzer

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