Best Cocktails for Ringing In The Beginning of Spring! - Food & Beverage Magazine

Best Cocktails for Ringing In The Beginning of Spring!

RUFFINO Strawberry Sparkler

INGREDIENTS:
½ part sugar
½ part water
1 ripe strawberries
½ part basil leaves, torn
1/8 part lime juice
1 part Ruffino Sparkling Rosé, chilled
Basil leaves and strawberries, to garnish

DIRECTIONS:
In a small saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil, cook 2 minutes. Crush the strawberries well with the bottom of a jar or your hands. Add the basil and strawberries to the hot sugar syrup, cover and let cool at least 30 mins. Strain the syrup and add the lime juice. Add 1 ounce of strawberry syrup to a coupe or wine glass. Top with Ruffino Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with basil leaves and some sliced fresh strawberries if desired. TIPS: Strain and refrigerate the covered syrup up to 1 week. Try this breezy cocktail with raspberries or other seasonal soft fruit in place of the strawberries.

RUFFINO Citrus Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

INSTRUCTIONS:
* ½ part orange juice
* ½ part pink grapefruit juice
* ¼ part pomegranate juice
* 1 part Ruffino Prosecco, well chilled
* Slices of assorted citrus and pomegranate seeds, to garnish

DIRECTIONS:
In a large pitcher or punch bowl with plenty of ice combine the fruit juices. Pour the Ruffino Prosecco over top. Garnish generously with sliced citrus and pomegranate seeds. TIPS: For best flavour use freshly pressed juices as available. Ruffino Sparkling Rosé is a great choice for this recipe too.

Noble Punch

INGREDIENTS
* 1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
* 0.5 oz lime juice
* 1 oz pineapple juice
* 0.75 oz simple syrup
* Soda water
* Dash bitters
* Pineapple wedge

DIRECTIONS:
Place Casa Noble, lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup into shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass; top with soda and bitters. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

SVEDKA Rosé Clover

INGREDIENTS:
* 2oz SVEDKA Rosé
* .75oz Lillet Rose
* .75oz Lemon Juice
* .75oz 1:1 Simple Syrup
* 4 Raspberries
* 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

DIRECTIONS:
Add all ingredients to a mixing tin and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a triangular lemon twist and two skewered raspberries.

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