Bleeding Heart Cocktail

New Mexico is a remarkable gathering of visionaries, and it’s our great fortune that Gruet Winery & Tasting Room has chosen to call it home. The winery was established in 1984 and is renowned for its méthode champenoise or méthode traditionnelle sparkling wines, made with traditional French methods. Gruet produces several sparkling wines, primarily Pinot Noir- and Chardonnay-based, making them ideal for blending into inventive cocktails. The Gruet Demi Sec, for example, is fresh and delicate on the palate with delightful peach notes. Its apple finish is earthy, crisp, and slightly sweet. Perfect for summer picnics in the garden or for a Bleeding Heart cocktail.

Daniel Gutierrez, tasting room manager for Gruet Winery Santa Fe, and bartender Noemi Leon worked together previously at Hotel Chaco. During this time, they discovered that they shared similar flavor profiles and perspectives when it came to crafting cocktails and pairing them with food: a collaboration was born. The two aimed to showcase for TABLE readers the rich flavors of Gruet’s wines, which can be enjoyed on their own or paired with other ingredients for increased versatility year-round.

Bleeding Heart Cocktail Recipe

Edible shimmer glitter
¾ oz grapefruit juice
1 oz Campari
1 ½ oz blood orange soda
Splash of soda water
5 oz Gruet Demi Sec

Long grapefruit twist for garnish
Red gerbera petals for garnish
  1. Quickly combine the shimmer, grapefruit juice, and Campari in a shaker.
  2. Fine-strain the liquid into a bar pitcher and pour in the sodas.
  3. Then pour the mixture into a glass and top it with the Gruet Demi Sec. Stir lightly, add ice, garnish with a long grapefruit twist and red Gerbera petals, and enjoy.

Story by Gabe Gomez / Photography by Gabriella Marks / Styling by Alex Hanna/ Recipe by Daniel Gutierrez and Noemi Leon 

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