- 14 strawberries
- 5 ounces simple syrup
- 10 ounces gin
- 4 ounces Red Root & Co Rhubarb Verbena Shrub
- 1 ounce chilled lemon juice
- 750 ml of Champagne or sparkling wine
Place 10 hulled strawberries and 5 ounces simple syrup in a blender and blend thoroughly. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, discarding solids. Add 10 ounces gin, 4 ounces Red Root & Co Rhubarb Verbena Shrub, and 1 ounce fresh chilled lemon juice to pitcher, then slowly pour in 1 (750-ml) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine and stir to incorporate. Thinly slice 4 hulled strawberries and add to pitcher.
To serve, pour 5 ounces of cocktail into a chilled flute or coupe and garnish with a lemon twist. Serves 10.