Your Weekend Brunch Cocktail: Rosehip Spritzer
The weekend! It’s almost here. It’s what you’ve been thinking about…since Monday. Am I right? You know what’s the best part of the weekend? Especially a spring weekend? a) Sleeping! b) Brunching! c) Brunching with friends! d) More sleeping (post brunching, because eating a big meal with delicious drinks makes you tired AND because it’s the weekend and more sleeping is acceptable).
We made this drink for a brunch with friends a few weekends ago. We served it in flutes, which does it make it a touch more feminine, but it’s so beautiful and the menfolk liked it just as much as the ladies. Personally, I think men love brunch because they get an excuse to order bubbly, fruity drinks without batting an eye.
To your weekend! And this drink obviously.
The Rosehip Spritzer
- 1 bottle of lillet
- 6 oz Wildroots Apothecary rosehip hibiscus botanical syrup
- 10 dashes lavender bitters (~1.5 oz)
- 750 ml seltzer
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- Mint, for garnish (optional)
- Mix lillet, rosehip hibiscus syrup, and lavender bitters together in large pitcher. Stir well until combined.
- Add 1 cup frozen blueberries, a handful of ice, and seltzer to pitcher.
- Serve in flutes and garnish with mint.
If preparing ahead of time, complete step 1 and then chill drink in refrigerator. Prep flutes with mint before guests arrive. Immediately before serving, had blueberries, ice, and selzter.
We recognize that we’re recommending that you make this drink this weekend and that you might not be able to get your hands on Wild Roots’ delicious concoction by the time the weekend rolls around. We know, poor planning on our part.
Here is our suggestion if you can’t find Wild Roots:
a) still order from Wild Roots because you’ll want to have this around.
b) Replace Wild Roots with Grenadine, which is pomegranate syrup (I know marketing has made you think that this is cherry syrup), and is available everywhere. Make sure to use a natural grenadine; you’ll be able to tell because it will be a deep rather than bright red, and because it will have pomegranate listed in the ingredients.
To the weekend!