Queen of Hearts Cocktail

Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or celebrating being single Valentine’s Day is a holiday and holidays = cocktails!  Perhaps you’re not celebrating either of those things and you’re just looking for a holiday-infused beverage.  Enter the Queen of Hearts Cocktail.

I was first introduced to this delicious drink at a backyard bbq hosted by my sister and her friends.  It’s fabulous and contains one of my very favorite things, champagne! Perfect for celebrating…or not!  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Cheers!

Queen of Hearts Cocktail (Simplified)

1 oz. gin
1 oz. strawberry lemonade
champagne

Shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute.  Top with champagne.

The original recipe calls for ¼ oz. red wine infused simple syrup.  I have neither the time, nor the interest in making such things.  I’d rather get this delicious libation in my mouth faster, so I say skip it!