Introducing the "Summertime Fine Cocktail" a regal cocktail that effortlessly marries the warmth of summer with the opulence of a royal soiree. Imagine luxuriating in a sun-dappled courtyard, sipping this exquisite elixir from your crystal glass, while basking in the lingering aroma of luscious fruits and exotic spices.
At the heart of Summertime Fine is 1.5 oz of Dareringer, an exceptionally refined spirit that lends a sophisticated depth and sweet complexity to the mix. To this noble base, we introduce a sprightly .5 oz of Dry Curacao, adding a tantalizing citrusy zest and hint of bitter sweetness, evoking the allure of sun-kissed Mediterranean groves.
Next, the cocktail is invigorated with .5 oz of Strawberry Shrub, a vibrant distillate that captures the quintessence of sun-ripened strawberries in their prime. This harmoniously mingles with .5 oz of Banana Syrup, its creamy, tropical notes evoking memories of languid days spent in an exotic paradise.
A touch of .25 oz of Lemon Juice breathes a fresh, zesty life into the blend, its tangy burst a gentle reminder of the brilliant summer sun. The final flourish arrives in the form of 4 dashes of Plum Bitters and 2 dashes of Ginger Bitters. These weave in a delicate tapestry of warm, earthy notes and tart sweetness, creating a multi-layered cocktail that is as alluringly complex as it is refreshingly light.
The "Summertime Fine" is more than a drink. It's a celebration of summer, an ode to life's finer pleasures, and a testament to the regality inherent in all of us. It's the perfect companion for those sublime summer evenings where the air is as effervescent as your spirit. Enjoy the "Summertime Fine Cocktail", and reign over your summer in the most refreshing way possible.
Add all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice, and shake.
Fill a Collins Glass with Ice, strain cocktail into glass.
Top with Prosecco
Garnish with a strawberry sugar rim and three dehydrated strawberries on top.
Sip. Savor. Bask in the warm glow of a mid-summer sun.
Recipe created in collaboration with Louisville Shrubology