Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Vodka • Sweet
The Summer 2017

Like Babe Ruth calling a home run, Naren Young of NYC’s Dante is calling the fate of this cocktail by naming it The Summer 2017. The sparkling cocktail is certainly summery, checking off all the warm-weather drink requirements. Watermelon? Check. Strawberries? Check. Rosé? Double check—both sparkling rosé and Lillet Rosé make an appearance. It’s a pink drink done right.
 
While the salted strawberry rhubarb-cordial does take some effort, it’s worth it. Try the leftover cordial mixed simply with soda water or give it as a gift.

The Essentials

watermelon juice
vodka
Sparkling rosé
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

.5 oz salted strawberry-rhubarb cordial
1.5 oz watermelon juice
1.5 oz Lillet Rosé
.25 oz lemon juice
.5 oz vodka
5 drops rhubarb bitters
Sparkling rosé

Method

  • Shake Lillet, vodka, strawberry-rhubarb cordial, lemon juice, bitters and watermelon juice with ice.
  • Strain into a Highball glass over fresh ice.
  • Top with sparkling rosé.
intermediate
Strength:

Ingredients

2000 g Water
2000 g sugar
400 g strawberries
3 stalks rhubarb
50 g Maldon salt
6 oz Vodka

Method

  • Mix sugar, water, chopped strawberries and rhubarb together in a pot and bring to a low boil.
  • Add Maldon salt.
  • Once it’s cooled, add Absolut 100 and strain.