Sparkling Cran Raspberry Aperol Spritz - a bright and flavorful fruity cocktail complete with champagne and vodka - Cheers with this festive sparkler!
Today is National Happy Hour Day.
I celebrated a day early.
I sugared some cranberries.
Jason has been getting crafty with his cocktails lately - he will be sharing recipes soon - and we have Aperol on hand. I like it because it is less sweet than other orange liqueurs, I think it also has rhubarb flavor?
I like tart. Less sweet.
Instead of using simple syrup, I added raspberries for some natural sweet - just the right amount.
Sparkling Cran Raspberry Aperol Spritz
inspired by: Spumante Molto Rosso
YIELD: 4 cocktails
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
¼ cup fresh cranberries, plus ¼ cup for garnish
¼ cup fresh raspberries
juice of 1 lemon
6 ounces chilled vodka
3 ounces Aperol
6 ounces chilled champagne
vegan sugar for dusting cranberry garnish
ice for shaker
In blender, combine cranberries, raspberries, and lemon juice - blend until smooth. Strain if necessary.
In cocktail shaker, combine vodka and Aperol, shake shake shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain equally into 4 glasses. Add equal parts cran-raspberry mixture, and leaving room to top each glass with 1.5 ounces champagne. Top with sugared cranberries on a skewer.
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