Sparkling Wine with Elderflower and Ginger Holiday Cocktail

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  • by JULIA OGRYDZIAK
  • on NOVEMBER 25, 2017
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With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror, the next round of holiday decorating is upon us. Here’s some sweet, bubbly inspiration that will make everything brighter as you deck your hall(s) with lights and good cheer.

A new cocktail favorite in the making, our punchy punch, adapted from the Sparkling Rosé Punch with Cranberry and Persimmon Recipe from A Cozy Kitchen, takes the dynamic duo of sparkling wine and St-Germain one step further. It strikes all the right notes — the lingering warmth of ginger, the delicacy of elderflower, brilliantly colorful cranberries, a modernist touch of persimmon, all wrapped in the bubbles of sparkling wine.

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

To keep it low-key, we scaled the recipe to make it work for you and just a friend or two. There will be plenty of time left in the season for punch bowls and parties after all.

You can play around with different sparkling wines and champagnes for this one, but we used Healdsburg, California’s J Vineyards Cuvée 20.

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Sparkling Wine with Elderflower and Ginger Cocktail Recipe


INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into rounds
3 ½ Tbsps St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 bottle sparkling wine or Champagne (refrigerated)
Fuyu persimmon, cut in horizontal slices
1/4 cup fresh cranberries
Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Preparation

Make Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Pour the sugar and water into a small saucepan. On medium-low heat, stir until sugar and water become a syrup. Add the fresh ginger pieces and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat off, cover your pan, and let the ginger infuse for 15 minutes.

Mix Your Magic

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Decide how many glasses you’d like and split your portions accordingly. Add the ginger-infused simple syrup concoction first. (If your tooth is not the sweetest, you might want to be sparing with this portion.) Then pour in the elderflower liqueur and top off with sparkling wine.

Garnish and Ice

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Garnish with cranberries and slices of persimmon. Add ice if desired.

Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

Makes 4 petite or 2 grande cocktails.

PREP TIME: 5 MINS – COOK TIME: 15 MINS

Recipe adapted from the Sparkling Rosé Punch with Cranberry and Persimmon from A Cozy Kitchen.


Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Sparkling wine with elderflower and ginger

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