Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Cocktail

Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Cocktail is an easy, elegant and beautiful libation you can make for any special occasion.

Glasses of Sparking Rosé Wine with Chocolate and Raspberries

Time is traveling at lightning speed for me lately; I feel as if I’m constantly rushing just to catch up. I finally got the last of my Christmas decor packed and moved to my basement this past weekend and now, lo and behold, Valentine’s Day will be upon us in a heartbeat and I so want to share this Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Cocktail.

This month’s Progressive Eats is all about Love Foods; including Aphrodisiacs or other romantic food or drink for Valentine’s Day and it’s hosted by Jane Bonacci who blogs at The Heritage Cook.

My choice was to create a cocktail for Valentine’s Day with the things I love and I just LOVE the combination of raspberry and chocolate…why not add a bit of sparkle to it too? Whether you love that day that you can make all about the ones you love or lament that it’s a manufactured day just to sell greeting cards, I know most everyone celebrates it.

Going low key? Perfect…just put on your jammies and take a few minutes to make this delicious and simple Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Cocktail.

Santa Margherita Brut Rosé Vino SpumanteChampagne is from a region in France and the most well known sparkling wine (and truly that’s all that it is!).  But that doesn’t mean it’s the only one. Sparkling wine from Italy is typically called Prosecco and from Spain it’s called Cava. American brands often just label their products as ‘sparkling wine’ and you can find some good ones too without breaking the bank.

The wine I used today is Santa Margherita Brut Rosé, a Vino Spumante from Italy. This pale pink wine brings a full bouquet of pleasing floral aromas with hints of red berry, artfully crafted with a blend of white wine made from Chardonnay and Glera grapes and a red varietal, Malbec. Its flavor is delicate, but vibrant and well rounded, remaining on the palate and making this a deliciously easy-drinking wine. I chose to add a hint of fruit and the requisite chocolate in the form of a painted rim and the result was a lightly sweetened cocktail perfect for apres…anything!

Sparkling Rosé Wine is poured int glasses decorated with chocolate and fresh raspberries.

The trial and error was a pain and I suffered greatly having to eat a small handful of chocolate covered raspberries (poor me right?) but once I figured out what worked it was easy. I tried painting chocolate on raspberries like you would strawberries but sure learned why they are not typically covered in chocolate; they are simply too delicate for much handling.

So I just skewered one and dipped it into some chocolate and gently placed it in the bottom of the glass. I painted on the glass rim with a small paintbrush I use for food prep and chilled the glasses and the result for this Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rosé Cocktail was exactly what I had been hoping for.

The chocolate adhered the berry to the bottom of the glass and kept it from floating. That was sort of important, as in it was EVERYTHING so I was psyched. There might have been some chocolate licked off too…of course all in the interest of science! Still in the real world setting of romance, I would make sure to have some additional berries and chocolate squares available to accompany this bubbly; they are perfect together.

Any type of bubbling spirit will bubble the most depending on how much surface area it interacts with. Although pouring a sparkling wine into a glass will result in a lot of bubbles, they are short lived as they simply hit the edge of the glass and are done.

Try putting a cube of sugar in the bottom of a wine glass and you’ll see how far that extends the bubbling action. The raspberry did the same thing…lots and lots of continuous bubbles; much more fun.

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I hope you’ll peruse the foods my friends have offered up for you too. Who needs to hassle with a dinner reservation and babysitters when you could spend the time together in the kitchen making a fabulous meal. Again, in your jammies…so perfect! Enjoy a LOVELY Valentine’s Day!

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Raspberry and Chocolate Sparkling Rose Wine Cocktail

A beautiful and easy cocktail for celebrating...love, babies, holidays...whenever you're ready to toast with some bubbly!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Champagne, Prosecco and Cava
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Creative Culinary

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dark chocolate melted (I used a low power to melt it in the microwave for about a minute. Just check every 15 seconds and mix it as it melts)
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • 2 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur divided (check the small bottles at your liquor store if you don't want the expense of a full bottle; I found one with just the right amount).
  • Chilled Sparkling Rose Wine

Instructions

  • I used a small paint brush to swipe the melted chocolate onto the rim of the glasses but you can just dip the rims as well. Then, using a small spoon or brush, dab about a half teaspoon of melted chocolate on the bottom of a raspberry. Using a skewer to hold the raspberry, turn one of the champagne glasses upside down and lower it onto the chocolate side of the berry. Gently turn over and repeat with the second glass. Refrigerate the glasses for a few minutes to harden the chocolate.
  • When ready to serve, pour 1 oz of raspberry liqueur into each glass. Top with the sparkling Rosé and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g

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  2. I love Rosé wine or champagne just because I do and it was also a favorite of G’s. Wouldn’t have thought to pair with chocolate but ok!!!! Lovely lovely result Barbara. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Really perfect.

  3. This isn’t just a cocktail – it’s art! And as for having to eat all of the raspberries and chocolate from failed attempts to coat the fruit – let just say I would have done it for you if you’d just sent a plane ticket. Absolutely love this idea. I’m going to paint chocolate on all my glasses from now on, no matter what the drink is inside:)

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