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 with this slightly sweet, deliciously spicy libation with a hint of Paris. 

We’ll Always Have Paris of the Plains


1 ounce J. Rieger’s Midwestern Dry Gin

1/2 ounce cinnamon simple syrup

1/2 ounce lemon juice

3 ounces sparkling rosé


  1. 1. For cinnamon simple syrup, steep one cinnamon stick with 1 cup sugar, 
1 cup water. Reduce until dissolved. 

  3. 2. Shake first three ingredients over ice and pour neat into a stemmed glass. Top with 3 ounces sparkling rosé.