Happy Cocktail Friday! It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a new cocktail, but this Pink Lady Cocktail is just perfect for Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day! I got the inspiration for this drink a few weeks ago at a restaurant called Proper 21 in DC. They shook their version up into a martini glass, but I liked the idea of going for more volume in a glass with ice so that you could use a straw to slurp up any strawberry chunks while avoiding sucking down any rose petal garnishes on top.
What I love about this drink is that it’s crisp and floral, but with a nice level of sweetness from the strawberries and simple syrup to balance things out. And when you’re celebrating with your besties on Galentine’s Day, that’s exactly the energy you need! Plus…rosé all day? Hi, yes, I’m in. Cheers!
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Pink Lady Cocktail
- 3 fl oz brut rosé cava (rosé sparkling wine, Prosecco, or champagne will work too!)
- 1 1/2 fl oz vodka
- 1/2 fl oz simple syrup
- 1/4 fl oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1 large strawberry, chopped
Add chopped strawberry and simple syrup to a shaker and muddle the chopped strawberry lightly. Add vodka and St. Germain, then add 3-4 ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
Pour entire contents of shaker into a serving glass (including ice), then top with champagne. Garnish with rose petals and serve.
For my macro trackers out there, I wasn’t able to create a My Fitness Pal barcode for this recipe since I would have had to decide for you whether to put the alcohol calories in as carbs or fats – that’s up to you! The 19 carbs listed here are from the simple syrup and a little sugar in the strawberry and elderflower liqueur. For my non-macro trackers, here’s more info on what I’m talking about.