We've always liked sparkling wine with a splash of elderflower liqueur, but this highball from Freemans restaurant in NYC raises the bar a bit with the addition of Bulleit Bourbon and some tart lemon to even it out. There's no need to buy fancy sparkling wine for this drink; our test cocktail was delicious with $11 Domaine Saint-Vincent sparkling wine from New Mexico.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
1 ounce Bulleit bourbon
1/2 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note)
About 3 ounces sparkling wine
Large mint leaf for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add bourbon, St. Germain, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
Top with sparkling wine and garnish with mint leaf.
Cocktail shaker and strainer
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||37%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|