It’s Friday. And it’s warm. Let’s talk cocktails, shall we?
I’m the first to admit it – I’m a wine girl at heart. I know very little about hard liquor, and aside from the occasional margarita or two in the dead of summer and sip of M’s beer on pizza night, the only thing I’m drinking past 5PM is wine. I know wine. Wine is safe for me. I know exactly when to stop to be able to wake up in great shape for whatever lies ahead with the boys.
So, it is with that safe love of wine that this cocktail from Bon Appetit drew me in. Well, that and the fact that it’s utterly gorgeous. A rosé spritzer? This is a cocktail I can wrap my mind around.
M threw it together for me late in the day on Mother’s Day, and I sat outside on the porch, alone, to savor just a bit of me time. And by a bit I mean maybe 45 seconds. Because there were footballs to be thrown and boo boo’s to be iced because, you know, mothering does not stop just because it’s Mother’s Day. And with this drink in hand, that was entirely OK with me.
- 2 lemon slices
- 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- ½ ounce St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
- 4 ounces sparkling rosé
- Place lemon slices, bitters, and St-Germain in a rocks glass.
- Add ice; top off with rosé.