Rosemary Sparkler

Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka // Feast + West

Happy first day of spring! In honor of this month’s Kindred Spirit — champagne and its sparkling wine sisters — I thought I’d share a champagne cocktail perfect for the season, the Rosemary Sparkler.

Let’s have a refresher on champagne cocktails. The most classic recipe starts with brandy. Top it with a dry champagne and drop in a sugar cube soaked in Angostura bitters. I’ve shared a few variations on champagne cocktails, including lavender, rose and lemon and thought an herbal variation would be welcome this spring.

Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka // Feast + West

Rosemary, though often used in cooking, makes for a great addition to cocktails. It’s bright, fragrant and pungent and adds a unique, woodsy flavor to dry champagne. For this recipe, I made a rosemary simple syrup to use in lieu of a sugar cube. I also subbed vodka for the brandy to achieve a lighter flavor. Garnish the Rosemary Sparkler with what else? A sprig of fresh rosemary.

You can sip on this cocktail as you ring in spring this weekend. It would be perfect for celebrating anything awesome this season, too, and I hope you have lots of reasons to do just that! Cheers! // susannah

Click below to see the Rosemary Sparkler recipe!

Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka // Feast + West

Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka // Feast + West

Rosemary Champagne Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A fragrant, herbal-infused champagne cocktail that's sure to impress your guests

Ingredients

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Cocktail

  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces champagne
  • fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Discard rosemary sprigs. Store in a glass container for up to 1 month.
  2. Make the cocktail. Add simple syrup and vodka to a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Notes

Substitute sparkling cider for a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g

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Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka // Feast + West

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  1. Erika says

    Yum! I’ve never used champagne in a mixed drink really… with the obvious exceptions of mixing it with OJ. This sounds delightful!

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