Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we often find ourselves reflecting on our recent wedding and Honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World. One of the highlights of our trip was eating and drinking around the world at Epcot. During our time at Epcot, we decided to do their World Showcase Wine Walk which featured wine tastings in Germany, Italy, and France. One of the wines we tried in Italy was Rosa Regale. The unique sparkling red wine intrigued us and was definitely a highlight of our time in the Italy Pavilion.
When Rosa Regale reached out to us to create a Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail, we were so excited when we realized it was the same sparkling wine from our Honeymoon. Rosa Regale has notes of strawberry, raspberry, and rose. We noticed that a lot of recipes already created for Rosa Regale featured vodka. While we were testing various cocktail recipes, we tried a few different spirits but ended up going with gin. Our gin cocktail adds a bit of a herbaceous note to the sweet flavor of Rosa Regale, which tones it down for the cocktail lover who isn’t crazy about overly sweet drinks (like us).
This cocktail really holds a special place in our hearts. Every time we make it, we will now think of our wonderful Honeymoon. We hope that when you make it, you will share in our love! What cocktails hold a special place in your heart? Why? Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #GeekEats. Happy Valentine’s Day!
- 2 oz Gin
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- Rosa Regale
- Luxardo Cherry to garnish
- Stir first four ingredients over ice.
- Strain into coupe.
- Top with Rosa Regale.
- Garnish with Luxardo Cherry.
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