“Spritzes are the ideal summer cocktail in my mind—they’re simple, refreshing, and easy to customize,” says Mike Perez, general manager of Tidal restaurant at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. “It’s the perfect cocktail to enjoy while watching the sunset and enjoying summer with your friends.” Heady lavender—which thrives in the summertime—makes a beautifully floral and earthy syrup that works well with rosé wine.
Summer’s Rose Spritz
Recipe courtesy of Paradise Point Resort & Spa
- 3 oz. Sparkling rosé
- 1 oz. Honey lavender syrup (see note)
- ½ oz. Lemon juice
- Splash Club soda
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
- Orange peel, for garnish
Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add the sparkling rosé, syrup and lemon juice. Top with a splash of club soda and 2 dashes of orange bitters, and garnish with an orange peel.
For the honey lavender syrup:
Bring 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of fresh lavender flowers to a boil in a small saucepan. Add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup honey and stir until dissolved. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat, and allow to cool. Strain out solids, and store the syrup in the refrigerator.