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Evolution Sparkling wine cocktail CRIMSON FIZZ

 

When it comes to celebrating, nothing beats a glass of sparkling wine – except for a sparkling wine cocktail. Simply add a little extra sizzle, sophistication and sparkle to your cocktail with a splash of lively sparkling wine. With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks out, we’re romanticizing our Evolution Sparkling as an ingredient in a festive cocktail that will be featured at our upcoming Valentine’s Night Market.

Beverage Consultant Tommy Klus has crafted this ingenious recipe for our Valentine’s Night Market where we’ll be mixing up Crimson Fizz, a refreshing concoction that is bursting with froth and essence featuring our very own Evolution Sparkling. With an expert past of curating spirit collections for Multnomah Whisky Library and a cocktail program at Kask in Portland, Oregon, Tommy can whip up any fashion of spirits and more with vision and inventiveness. In this particular Evolution Sparkling cocktail he creates a balance of intrinsic subtlety and zippy features with fresh citrus and tart fruit characters infused with botanical bitters and spice.

CRIMSON FIZZ featuring Evolution Sparkling
3oz Evolution Sparkling
2oz blood orange juice
1/4oz fresh lemon juice
3/4oz cinnamon syrup*
Dash of Scrappy’s aromatic bitters
Ice

In a cocktail shaker combine the citrus of blood oranges and lemon, cinnamon syrup and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a glass and top with the Evolution Sparkling wine.

*Cinnamon Syrup
1 cup hot water
1 cup evaporated cane juice sugar
4-5 cinnamon sticks

In a sauce pan add the water and the cinnamon sticks; bring up to a low boil, then cover and simmer. After 10 minutes, add sugar and mix until dissolved.

Our bright Evolution Sparkling and its tropical fruit notes mixed with the prevalent blood orange citrus, botanical bitters and cinnamon allows your senses to come out and play. Join us at our Valentine’s Night Market on February 7th to experience this specialty Evolution Sparkling cocktail and its dance-in-your-mouth vibrant flavors. Enjoy this revitalizing mixture with live tunes by Kevin Welsh, small bites prepared by Culinary Specialist Emily Martin and finding gifts for your lover or anyone you celebrate with on Valentine’s Day. Learn more about the Valentine’s Night Market here.

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