I’ll admit, my creativity stops when it comes to naming cocktails. It can either come so naturally to me, or it’s like pulling teeth (typically the latter). Luckily, I don’t make it too complicated on Liquid Culture, because the world wide web doesn’t like my names either. SEO’s and Google Search Optimization just wouldn’t understand or categorize what Coco-Rosa is. But I want you to know that she is real, vibrant and making me feel all sorts of excited for spring.
I have a ton of fun creating unique syrups for Liquid Culture, but I know having that sort of time seems like a luxury these days. So I’m changing things up and creating a unique and refreshing cocktail that anyone can put together, without bringing any kitchen tools out!
For this week, I decided to work with vodka. It’s not always my go-to, but a large majority of Canadians love it, so I like to showcase some of its versatility in cocktails. With that said, I had been wanting to combine coconut and rose water together for spring, and the rest just came together. I love topping off a cocktail with sparkling wine, just to bring a bit of brightness and effervescence. And I added a sprig of Lemon Verbena, because it’s such a subtle but impactful flavour that ties the other ingredients together. I hope you love this light and refreshing cocktail as much as I do!
A Sparkling Coconut and Rose Cocktail with Vodka
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1/4 oz Rose Water
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 oz Sparkling Wine
- 2 oz Coconut Water
- 1 Sprig Lemon Verbena
In a small collins glass filled with ice, layer the vodka, rose water and simple syrup
Top with sparkling wine and coconut water and garnish with lemon verbena sprig
If you want to get fancy, I'd create a Coconut Water and Lemon Verbena syrup reduction. It could be easily infused and used in a number of ways around your kitchen!
As a reminder, all Simple Syrup recipes on this site uses a 1:1 ratio of water and granulated sugar.