In this beautiful refreshing cocktail, the flavors of raspberry and lychee blend so nicely with the Empress 1908 Gin without too much sweetness. A topping of Prosecco (or other sparkling wine of your choice) makes this Raspberry Lychee Gin Spritz even more pleasant.
The Flavor Combo
Lychee and raspberry are quite the dynamic duo. They pair wonderfully without being overpowering. Their subtle sweetness and individual flavors harmonize with the botanicals in Empress 1908 Gin, while providing a stunning color and simple beauty. The Chambord adds a little more depth of flavor to this spritz and ties everything together. But the star of the show is the gin, of course!
Homemade Simple Syrup
For the simple syrup, we prefer a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water. You can make your own at home by combining two cups of sugar with 1 cup of water over medium heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until all the sugar has dissolved. Then remove from the heat and cool before transferring to an air tight container or using in a cocktail. You can store the simple syrup in the fridge for up to 6 months.
Top Tip for Creating this Raspberry Lychee Gin Spritz
A great tip for this drink is to pick up a bunch of lychees and raspberries and make the juice and puree ahead of time. You can combine the finished juice and puree for storage if you want since they are used in equal proportions.
This is also a good drink to make ahead without ice and just pour the mix into your shaker when you want to make a spritz, then add the Prosecco at the end!
We hope you enjoy this cocktail! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
Looking for more cocktails? Check these out:
- Blue Grotto Empress Gin Martini
- The Great 1908 Blizzard Cocktail
- Frosted Cranberry Empress Gin Cocktail
- The Empress Maid of Honor
- Spiced Pomegranate and Rosemary Gin Spritz
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