Some people like to jazz up their champagne by adding fresh fruit such as strawberries, but you haven’t tried anything until you’ve tasted this combination of raspberries and fresh basil.
Sweet yet crisp, try this basil raspberry rosé champagne cocktail using a dry Rosé Champagne or sparkling wine for that perfectly pink toast.
Basil Raspberry Rosé Champagne Recipe
- Rose Champagne, or sparkling wine, well chilled
- baby basil
- champagne flute
- large wooden spoon
- Fill Champagne flute almost full with Rosé and gently spoon in a raspberry or two.
- Bruise basil by pressing it against a cutting board with a large wooden spoon (this will help release the herb's essential oils and aromas) and float atop the drink.
- Serve immediately, and then repeat!
Bruising herbs to open up the flavors is one of those little secrets that make all the difference with cocktails, sun tea or even just herb-infused water.