In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to shake up a pretty pink cocktail. It's called a Cherub's Cup, but Cupid's Cup might be more appropriate in this case. It's flowery and fizzy thanks to two of my favorite cocktail ingredients, St. Germain and sparkling rosé. And if you want to get all cute with it, you can carve your strawberry garnish into a heart.
The pink tweed dress is from Banana Republic. I love the simple silhouette, the black detailing and the pink itself is actually a bright neon, a fun twist on an otherwise classic-looking dress. The red sequin heart, which doubles as a pin and hair clip, is from ban.do.
1 oz. St. Germain or elderflower liqueur
2 oz. vodka or Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Brut Rosé sparkling wine
Combine St. Germain, vodka or gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add one strawberry, stem removed, and muddle with the other ingredients. Add 3 ice cubes and shake. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice and top with Brut Rosé. Garnish with a strawberry. To make it look like a heart, remove the stem, cut in half lengthwise, carve a triangle out of the top and round the edges. Cut a small slit in the bottom so it can rest on the edge of your glass.
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