What’s better than an icy cold cocktail on a hot summer day? Basically nothing.
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I wanted to whip up a patriotic cocktail to celebrate!
In this post, I’m sharing my recipe for a delicious Sparkling Red, White, and Blue Cocktail.
Creating the Summer Cocktail: Recipe Below
I picked up a sparkling rosé to use as a base. Then turned to some fresh. in-season fruit to build my cocktail with.
Strawberry season is short and deliciously sweet, so that was a natural place to start. I grabbed local strawberries from a farm down the road (#countrylife) and started chopping.
To get the “blue” in the red, white, and blue drink I decided to use blueberries rather than anything artificially colored or flavored.
Dare I say this is a healthy cocktail? OK, that might be a stretch, but better than most.
To really amp up the berry flavor, I doused them in some simple syrup and let them sit for a bit. Next, I rummaged around in my fridge to find a little something to add more life to the cocktail. Sparkling Italian lemonade!
A generous scoop of the sugared berries and a glug of the lemonade went into the glass. I topped that with the sparkling rosé and… meh. Just ok. It was missing something. Dimension I guess?
I started to worry I shouldn’t have messed with something perfect to start with.
Too late to turn back, I grabbed a random can of coconut seltzer, added a splash of that, and crushed in a sprig of mint. The verdict? DELISH. Slightly sweet, slightly tart, slightly tropical, and super refreshing.
All in all, this sparkling cocktail is a winner, whether you have it at your Fourth of July cookout or on a random summer night. I broke down the recipe here for you to try for yourself. Cheers!
- 1 scant cup of strawberries
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 can of sparkling lemonade
- 1 can of coconut flavored seltzer
- 1 750 ml bottle of sparkling rosé
- Fresh mint, optional
By the glass
- Coarsely chop the strawberries and place in a bowl with the blueberries
- Add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Divide the lemonade and seltzer evenly among 4 glasses.
- Divide the berries evenly between the glasses.
- Add ice.
- Top with sparkling rosé.
- Taste and add more simple syrup as desired.
- Top with a lightly crushed sprig of mint, and enjoy!
By the pitcher
- Dump all the ingredients in the pitcher and move on with your life 🙂