Recipe courtesy of City Mouse
The mixologists at Ace Hotel Chicago's City Mouse restaurant wanted to make a bubbly Valentine's cocktail with a deep, rich color, so they turned to the Kir Royale for inspiration. This cocktail, inspired by the saint of courtly love, St. Valentine, uses Alessio Bianco vermouth as the base and crème de cassis for a sweet berry component.
- 1 oz. Alessio Bianco vermouth
- 3/4 oz. Combier Crème de Cassis
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 6 dashes absinthe
- 2-3 oz. prosecco
Place first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into coupe-style glasses. Top with 2-3 ounces of your favorite prosecco.