BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup torn basil leaves
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup honey
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring basil, water, and honey to a simmer. Remove from heat and let basil leaves steep for 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove basil leaves. Refrigerate to chill.
- 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
- 1/2 ounce blood orange juice
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1/2 - 1 ounce basil simple syrup
- Chilled Domaine Carneros 2018 Brut Rosé
Begin by adding strawberries to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or long wooden spoon to crush the strawberries until the juices are released. Add 1/2 ounce of blood orange juice, 1 ounce vodka, and 1/2 to 1 ounce of basil simple syrup. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a flute and top with sparkling Brut Rosé.