People always complain about the hypocrisy of Valentine’s Day. They say, you should shower the one you love with gifts and affection everyday, not just on February 14th. I agree! Mixologist Wendy Hodges and I teamed up to help you do just that. Love’s Embrace is the ultimate WINEtail to prove your love, daily.
For those of you who don’t know what a WINEtail is, just imagine a cocktail that is largely based on wine. Since cocktails are all the rave at the moment and the creativeness with which they’re made truly excites me, I decided to combine the two with help from Wendy. She also assisted in creating the signature WINEtail for my wedding that was a complete hit with both cocktail and wine lovers! Love’s Embrace marks the start of a new love for the two of us, WINEtails! Here are her thoughts and the recipe:
- 5-6 fresh raspberries
- 1 oz Navan Vanilla liqueur
- 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 sugar cube
- Demi-sec sparkling rose
Directions: Muddle raspberries with sugar cube and lemon. Add liqueur and ice. Shake and double strain into serving glass of your choice. Top with sparkling rosé.
Note: If you are unable to get Navan because they discontinued the production of it, you can always substitute Tuaca which is a vanilla/citrus Italian liqueur.