This has been a really exciting week for me; we sent out our save the dates, hosted the very first giveaway on the blog (go enter here!) and our loft was featured on Apartment Therapy! Naturally this Friday's cocktail needed to be some sort of celebratory champagne cocktail. Normally I shy away from a cocktail recipe that has so many ingredients, but I loved the sound of this Raspberry Rose cocktail when I came across it here and decided I could make it work with ingredients we already had. I had to modify the recipe a bit by substituting the rose liqueur (although that sounds wonderful and I think it needs to be added to our bar) with rose syrup and using regular simple syrup with muddled basil leaves instead of actually creating the Basil Simple Syrup mentioned in the original recipe.