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Sparkling Strawberry Gin

October 5, 2021 | Updated August 10, 2022 | Laura

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This strawberry gin cocktail with sparkling wine is one of my favorite drinks. It has a simple homemade strawberry sauce mixed in that is made from frozen strawberries. The strawberry sauce is shaken with gin and lime juice for a sweet, herbal, slightly tangy cocktail. To make it extra delicious and bubbly, it's topped with champange. This is a great Halloween cocktail when it's garnished with lime peel vampire fangs!

Sparkling Strawberry Gin Hotel Transylvania Recipe

Bubbly, Fruity, and Delicious

This cocktail was created in the spirit of Halloween. It pairs with the movie, Hotel Transylvania. In the movie, Dracula claims that "human blood is so fatty, and you never know where it's been." He explains that vampires now drink 'Near Blood' or 'Blood Beaters.' Here's my version of blood beaters!

I'm using Julia Child's strawberry sauce for this recipe. I love this strawberry sauce. I want to be it on everything. It's that good! You can find Julia's recipe for it on page 592 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

I also love putting it in cocktails to add a bit of sweetness and strawberry flavor. This cocktail gin-based and made with this strawberry sauce and lime juice. It's topped off with sparkling wine to make a perfect cocktail! I added vampire fangs made from a lime peel for extra spookiness and a great choice for a Halloween cocktail!

Bubbly Strawberry Gin Cocktail: Ingredients

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✽ Frozen Strawberries: I find that it's much easier to make the strawberry sauce with frozen strawberries. However, you can also use fresh strawberries if you like- just make sure you thinly slice them prior to forcing them through the sieve.

✽ Sugar: Just a tiny bit of sugar for just a touch of sweetness.

✽ Gin: One of my favorite liquors is gin. The herbal flavor of the juniper berries in the gin pair very nicely with the strawberries.

✽ Lime juice: This will add a big of sour to the cocktail to counterbalance the sweetness of the strawberries and sugar. Freshly squeezed lime juice is best!

✽ Sparkling Wine: Adds some flavor and bubbles to the cocktail. Use your favorite sparkling wine such as Champagne.

How to Make Sparkling Strawberry Gin Cocktail

➊ First, let's make that delicious strawberry sauce. Defrost 1/4 cup of frozen sliced strawberries. You can either leave them out at room temperature for about 45 minutes or defrost them in the microwave for 90 seconds at 30% power. I never seem to want to wait 45 minutes so the microwave is my best friend here.

Once the strawberries are thawed, force them through a sieve. I use a wooden spoon (Careful- your spoon may stain red) and just keep forcing/stirring until you get juice. You should get about 1-2 ounces of strawberry juice.

You can also use fresh strawberries if you desire. I find them much harder to force through a sieve, but just make sure to cut the strawberries into smaller pieces before you start forcing them through. Then we will whisk in 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. Now it's time to make that cocktail!

βž‹ In a shaker, add 1 1/2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of the strawberry sauce, and 1/2 ounce lime juice. Add a couple cubes of ice, and shake for about 10 second until chilled. Strain into your cocktail glass and top with 2 ounces of sparkling wine.

Since I was making this cocktail for Halloween and my Hotel Transylvania movie night, I cut out some vampire fangs out of a lime peel to garnish my glass. You could also garnish with a lime peel twist or lime wedge. Cheers!

What to Serve with Sparkling Strawberry Gin

β€’ Halloween Roaches- Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Dates; To keep up with the Hotel Transylvania theme, serve this cocktail with these creepy and delicious (and maybe a little too realistic) Halloween roaches! With these dried date and goat cheese appetizers and this red cocktail, you'll have a perfect Hotel Transylvania movie night!

β€’ Air-fried Jalapeno Fries; This sparkling strawberry gin makes me snacky, and these air fryer jalapeno fries hit the spot.

β€’ Strawberries; This cocktail just has a hint of strawberry so serving it with a bowl of strawberries to pick up more of the flavor is a great idea. Chocolate-covered strawberries would be really good too. If you want to stick with the spooky theme, try out these Cherry-dipped Vanilla Strawberries!

Strawberry Gin Cocktail with Sparkling Wine: Questions

✽ Can I replace the frozen strawberries with fresh strawberries?

Yep, you can! I like to use frozen strawberries because I think they are easier to force through the sieve, but fresh work too! I would just recommend cutting the fresh strawberries into smaller pieces prior to forcing through the sieve.

✽ Is sparkling wine the same thing as champange?

Not exactly. All champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne. Sparkling wine is called champagne when it comes from the region of Champagne, France.

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31 Days of Halloween

This blood beaters cocktail recipe is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check out 31 Days of Halloween for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

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Strawberry Gin with Champagne

Sparkling Strawberry Gin

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

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This strawberry gin cocktail with sparkling wine is one of my favorite drinks. It has a simple homemade strawberry sauce mixed in that is made from frozen strawberries. The strawberry sauce is shaken with gin and lime juice for a sweet, herbal, slightly tangy cocktail. To make it extra delicious and bubbly, it's topped with champange. This is a great Halloween cocktail when it's garnished with lime peel vampire fangs!

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

β€’ 1/4 cup sliced frozen strawberries
β€’ 1/4 teaspoon sugar
β€’ 1 1/2 ounces gin
β€’ 1/2 ounce lime juice
β€’ 2 ounces sparkling wine

Instructions

➊ Defrost strawberries for 90 seconds at 30% power in the microwave. Force thawed strawberries through a sieve until you get about 1 ounce of juice. Whisk in sugar.
βž‹ In a cocktail shaker, add 1 ounce of the strawberry sauce, gin, lime juice, and a couple of ice cubes. Shake for about 10 seconds until chilled.
➌ Strain into cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine.

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Category: Cocktails, Halloween Cuisine: American
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Bon appΓ©tit!

October 5, 2021 by Laura Ehlers

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