Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and do I have a cocktail for you, The Sweetheart!
This sweetheart of a cocktail is so very refreshing with a lightly sweet and fruitful flavor, and featuring Hangar 1’s latest, rose´ vodka and Topo Chico mineral water. This unique blend includes Hangar 1 vodka and real California rosé wine.
Hanger 1 describes the tasting notes as follow…
“Floral with notes of crisp apple, sweet pea blossoms, and a hint of oak on the nose, with a silky and soft mouthfeel finishing fresh with hints of cranberry.”
Something tells me this new rose´vodka is going to be a hit. I see it now… there will be a specialty rose´ vodka cocktail for every occasion including bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and so on. Get on board ladies!! And gentlemen too!
After experimenting and some trial and error, “The Sweetheart” cocktail came about and includes a medley of ingredients but can also be made on the skinny side.
First step is to muddle a half strawberry, one sugar cube and a few dashes of Peychaud’s bitters at the bottom of a glass.
Peychaud’s is a classic aromatic bitter that is sweet in taste with a strong floral aroma.
This bitter pairs well with strawberries and the sugar brings it together creating a lasting taste.
Once you’ve muddled the strawberry down to pulp, add the rose´vodka, ice, soda water and top it off with a fresh squeeze of lemon (not pictured).
The “Sweetheart” is a great drink of choice for brunch, lunch and/or dinner. Would pair well with a refreshing salad, chicken, fish or even a hearty steak.
And if you’re watching your calories and/or sugar intake then not to worry… just skip the sugar cube and bitters.
The “Skinny Sweetheart”
Hangar 1 rose´vodka, soda water, muddled half strawberry and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice.
The “Skinny Sweetheart” is just as good!
The “Sweetheart” with Hangar 1 Rose´ Vodka
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 strawberry
- 1 sugar cube
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 1 large ice cube or four smaller cubes
- 2 oz Hangar One Rose´ vodka
- 4 oz Topo Chico mineral water or club soda
- 1/4 lemon
- Muddle the strawberry, sugar cube and bitters at the bottom of a glass.
- Add rose´vodka and stir.
- Add ice cube and soda water. Stir well.
- Top it off with a squeeze of lemon.
The “Skinny Sweetheart” version omits the sugar cube and bitters.
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