TGIF -Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail

Flavors of spring. Red raspberries, lemon zest, and bubbles of sparkling wine. Its Friday put your feet up and contemplate a relaxing weekend!

Sparkling wine

1 ounce raspberry simple syrupIMG_2662

1 lemon zest strip

Raspberries

Add 1 ounce raspberry simple syrup* to a flute then slowly fill with champagne. Garnish with lemon zest and a couple of fresh raspberries.  Enjoy!

*The key flavor ingredient in this cocktail is a very easy to make raspberry simple syrup.  Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, then strain mixture into a jar or container and refrigerate until ready to use.

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