Sparkling Rose Cocktail

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Sparkling Rose Cocktail


Tequila and other strong agave spirits can sometimes overpower more delicate flavours in a cocktail, but in this pink drink created by Jaime Salas, the base spirit is just one layer of many. At first, you’ll get that unmistakable wave of roasted agave before the fresh watermelon juice hits, carried by the bubbles of crisp, dry sparkling rosé. We can't think of a better combo! The aptly-named Sparkling Rose is perfect pleasing a crowd a summer barbecue or brightening up a romantic date night  thanks to its approachable-yet-unique flavour profile and easy to access ingredients.

If you want to be technical, this cocktail is essentially a tequila version of the French 75 cocktail—it’s hard to go wrong with a template as universally-beloved as this one, and given that the French 75 works just as well with gin as it does cognac, we figured swapping in another spirit like tequila isn’t as much of a gamble as one might think. The Sparkling Rose recipe is also incredibly easy to scale up if you’re hosting a crowd (just be sure to add the sparkling wine as close to serving time as possible so as to preserve the integrity of the bubbles). It's everything a cocktail lover needs: classy, tasty and unique!

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 145 Calories


  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce watermelon juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces brut rosé sparkling wine, to top


    1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, watermelon juice, lemon juice and simple syrup.
    2. Shake until well-chilled.
    3. Strain into a coupe glass.
    4. Top with sparkling rosé. 

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail