Cocktail Monday – Red Velvet
Adapted from a recipe developed by Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, St. Catharines. So, exactly how this version of the Red Velvet cocktail imitates the original, which includes gin, banana liqueur, soda pop, lime juice and grenadine, is a little beyond me. Sure, the Cabernet Franc Icewine brings with it flavours of tropical fruit and sweetness, and the rosé will lend the cocktail its pretty colour. Overall, I wouldn’t worry about matching the original flavours exactly. Enjoy it for what it is — a celebration for your taste buds.
Guiness or Stout
1/2 oz Cabernet Franc Icewine
Rosé sparkling wine
Half fill a flute glass with the stout. Over a spoon (to layer), pour icewine followed by rosé sparkling wine to fill.