Cherub's Cup Cocktail

Cherub Cup Cocktail - St. Germain Liqueur

St. Germain Liqueur

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
331 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 331
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 20mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Cherub's cup is a cocktail of angelic proportion and can very easily become a new favorite for just about anyone. This drink is both sweet and dry, with a tinge of flavors that are simultaneously intriguing and refreshing. While you can enjoy it for any occasion, it's ideal for a romantic celebration.

A recipe from St. Germain, the elderflower liqueur is fantastic against the recipe's strawberry and sparkling wine. A dry rosé is recommended and you'll find it to be an excellent choice because the pink wine is known for its strawberry notes. And, whether you're a fan of vodka or gin, either spirit can form the cocktail's foundation.

Ingredients

  • 1 strawberry
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine (Brut Rosé)
  • Garnish: strawberry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Muddle the strawberry, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

  3. Add ice, the St. Germain and vodka, and shake well.

  4. Strain over fresh ice in a collins glass.

  5. Top with the sparkling wine and garnish with a strawberry.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • To make the strawberry easier to muddle, cut it into three or four thin slices. Choose a large berry and be sure to rinse it well under cold water and remove the green cap.
  • A single lemon yields about 1 3/4 ounces. To make it easy, simply squeeze the juice from half of a fruit directly into the shaker.
  • Dry wines bring balance to the drink, offsetting the other ingredients' sweetness perfectly. Look for the word brut on sparkling wine labels and avoid those with sec, as that indicates a sweet wine.
  • Since rosé wine can be either sweet or dry and it won't always be labeled brut, you can also look for bottles made with dry red wine grapes. These include Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah; French Provencial rosé Champagnes and those from Spain's Tavel region are often dry as well.

Recipe Variations

  • Citrus vodka can build on this cocktail's delicate fruit flavor and is a nice substitute for regular vodka.
  • The recommended gin that can replace the vodka is Hendrick's Gin. It is softer than most and the gin's cucumber and rose flavors are delightful with the elderflower and strawberry. It's an ideal match for the dry sparkling wine as well.
  • If you prefer, a nice Brut Champagne is a good choice too.

How Strong Is a Cherub's Cup?

For a wine cocktail, the Cherub's cup is surprisingly strong. Even though wine makes up the largest volume, the two liquors bump its alcohol content up to 21 percent ABV (42 proof). That's less like a Champagne cocktail and more like a cosmopolitan.