Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Sweetheart Fizz |

Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Sweetheart Fizz

Sparkling pink drink with strawberry, orange rind and blueberry
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1 1⁄2 ounces No. 209 Gin

3⁄4 ounce lemon juice

1⁄2 ounce Amaretto

1⁄2 ounce egg white

1⁄4 ounce simple syrup

3 ounces club soda

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Muddle strawberries in tin. Add all ingredients minus soda and dry shake. Shake again with ice, strain into a Collins glass, no ice. Top with Soda and garnish with raspberry and bitters.

I must admit, my Valentine’s Day wasn’t overly romantic. But just because I spent the Hallmark holiday in an ice rink watching my son play hockey, doesn’t mean I didn’t think about sweet sentiments. And when I arrived back at my desk after the long weekend, what pops up in my email inbox? Recipes for a few “LOVE-ly” cocktails from my friends at San Francisco-based No. 209 Gin. On this list, and now on my “gotta try” list, is the Sweetheart Fizz. Yes, the name’s a bit cheesy, but this libation looks refreshing and the blend of sweet, sour, bitter and bubbly is enticing. I guess a belated Valentine’s celebration is in order …

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