We really enjoyed the cocktail at Jackie’s tea. It was fresh, and ginger-y, and bubbly and the perfect color for a plaid celebration that happened to occur on Valentine’s weekend.
We found the recipe on Driscoll’s website and god only knows how they got theirs so perfectly red…but, our pale version was delicious enough that we hardly noticed. We used a bottle of Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Rosé ($12 at your friendly Trader Joes) and it was really delicious, but if rosé isn’t your thing, I think the ginger and raspberry are powerful enough that you’ll get the same idea with any sparkling wine.
It’s so much easier to make the liqueur mix in batches, so I’ve adjusted the original recipe to serve 4.
Ginger Raspberry Bellini
(makes 4 cocktails)
4 oz ginger liqueur
2 oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed!)
2 oz simple syrup
16 fresh raspberries
bottle of sparkling rosé or sparkling wine of your choice
4 raspberries and 4 pieces of candied ginger for garnish
Add ginger liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and raspberries to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the raspberries into the liquid. Add ice and shake until fully chilled. Strain mixture into each cocktail glass, about 2 oz per glass. (It’s ok to eyeball.) Top each glass with about 3 oz of sparkling rosé and garnish with a raspberry and candied ginger on a cocktail pick. Toast your friend going on an amazing adventure.