Sparkling wine cocktails are refreshing in the summer when the mercury spikes, but this particular one is especially meaningful if you visit Fairmont Pacific Rim between July 14 and August 6, when it's featured as a pride-themed cocktail for the Pride Cocktail Crawl Fundraiser. The event raises money for Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, and will see part of the proceeds going to provide compassionate HIV care for residents in B.C. who face poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addictions and social isolation in addition to HIV.
This drink, inspired by LGBTQ icon Judy Garland, also known as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, is a twist on the classic Spritz.
In a cocktail shaker, shake Aperol, plum wine, lemon juice, absinthe and muddled cucumber together, and fine strain over ice into a collins glass.
Top with prosecco.
Garnish with Cucumber Spears.