Sparkling Rose Cocktail & Birthday Rose Cheesecake

Sparkling Rose Cocktail & Birthday Rose Cheesecake

This photo pretty much sums me up this week; face planting into a cake without a care in the world. When food is involved…the chaos melts away. It’s a good reminder later in life to not  take things so seriously. Baby Christine surely didn’t. We should all take a life-lesson from baby Christine.

In fact, that’s my mindset as my birthday looms ahead this weekend; unabashed pure indulgence and celebration! My only real question is whether or not I should face plant into today’s cheesecake. It’s full of fragrant roses which are wonderful for the skin so…

Ingredients

  • For the Cocktails
  • Makes 8
  • 1 Twist Your Spirits Sparkling Rose Cocktail Kit
  • 2 bottles champagne or prosecco
  • Rose petals to garnish, optional
  • For the Curst
  • 1 ½ cups almond cookie crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • For the Filling
  • 24oz Cream cheese
  • 8oz Mascarpone
  • 1 ¼ cup rose and sage simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp. minced sage
  • 1 Tbsp. minced edible rose petals
  • Zest from one lemon + 1Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • Boiling water for water bath
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