Velvet Sunset

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Elegant Pinot Noir cocktail with citrus and herbal undertones

Velvet Sunset

AI Cocktail Info

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
12%*
Calories
150*
Net Carbs
9g*
AI Request:I need a cocktail made with Pinot Noir wine other than a sangria. It must not taste like sangria.
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

The Velvet Sunset is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail that showcases the rich flavors of Pinot Noir in a completely new light, distancing itself from the familiar taste profile of sangria. This drink combines the earthy notes of the wine with a hint of citrus and a refreshing herbal undertone, creating a complex and intriguing mixture. Ingredients: - 2 oz Pinot Noir wine - 1 oz Aperol - 0.5 oz St-Germain (elderflower liqueur) - 0.5 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice - 0.25 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice - 2 dashes orange bitters - Sparkling water to top up - Orange twist for garnish - Fresh thyme sprig for garnish Instructions: 1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the Pinot Noir, Aperol, St-Germain, orange juice, lemon juice, and orange bitters. 2. Shake vigorously until well-chilled. 3. Strain into a chilled wine glass over fresh ice. 4. Top up with a splash of sparkling water for a gentle fizz. 5. Express the oils of the orange twist over the drink and place it into the glass as a garnish. 6. Slap the thyme sprig between your hands to release the aroma and place it on top as a final garnish. The Velvet Sunset is served in a wine glass to honor the base spirit and to allow the aromas to fully develop as you enjoy the drink. The combination of Aperol and St-Germain adds bitter-sweet floral notes which complement the fruity profile of the Pinot Noir without overpowering it. Fresh citrus juices bring a tangy freshness that sets this drink apart from the sweetness of a sangria, and the sparkling water adds a pleasant effervescence. It's perfect for a relaxing evening or a classy gathering that calls for an upscale twist on wine cocktails.

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