Happy Hour--Hibiscus Rose Sparkling Martinis

So, I told you I was into sparkling wine, right??  I can't stop.  It's just too darn good.  This cocktail is right up there too.  A little sweet, a little tart--just right.  It might just be the perfect spring, sit-on-the patio-when-you-want-to-feel-fancy cocktail. Because, when it's 75 outside, you absolutely have to sit on the patio. And you absolutely have to make this cocktail.

I found this amazing syrup at a local Gourmet Liquor & Wine store and knew that I had to craft a delicious cocktail.  I absolutely loved the ideas of the light flavors of hibiscus and rose.  Both are floral, but not overly sweet.  They provided a recipe on the bottle and I adapted it just a tad.

Hibiscus Rose Sparkling Martini

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce lemon juice
Sparkling Rose'
rose petals or roses for garnish

Combine the vodka, Hibiscus Rose syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.   Pour into a chilled coupe or martini glass.  Top with sparkling rose'. Garnish with rose petals or a rose.

P.S.  I'll share how to make the gorgeous flowered ice wine cooler soon!!




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