Brock and Erica Schulte are a power couple. He is the bar director and cocktail whisperer at the newest Country Club Plaza institution, The Monarch Bar. She represents Kansas City’s own favorite spirits producer, J. Rieger & Co. Together, they have a full life and loving family, making the most of all that the Kansas City area has to offer. We begged for a tipple from the couple and they delivered. The balanced botanical notes of the gin complement the cinnamon spice with a tart, refreshing, and effervescent finish from the rosé. It’s the perfect beginning to a romantic Valentine’s Day tryst.
We’ll Always Have Paris of the Plains
1 oz J. Rieger’s Midwestern Dry Gin
.5 oz cinnamon simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
3 oz of sparkling rosé
Shake first three ingredients over ice and pour neat into a stemmed glass. Top with 3oz Sparkling Rose.
For cinnamon simple syrup, steep one cinnamon stick with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water. Heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved.