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Rooibos Spritz Wine Cocktail

Rooibos Spritz Wine Cocktail

Rooibos Spritz

Ingredients

500 ml Vodka

1 lemon peel strip (from 1 lemon)

¾  cup fresh lemon juice

¾ cup Two in a Bush Rooibos Iced Tea Cordial Honeybush

½ cup water

8 dashes bitters

1 Leopard's Leap Sparkling Cuvee Brut

Lemon and pear slices for garnish

Method

Stir together vodka, lemon peel strip, and tea cordial in bowl or large glass measuring cup. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 20 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into another large measuring cup or bowl; discard solids. Repeat straining procedure.

Add tea–infused vodka to a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and bitters. Refrigerate until chilled, 2 hours or up to overnight. Just before serving, stir in sparkling wine.

Serve over crushed ice in rocks glasses. Garnish servings with lemon and pear slices.

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