Most of us won’t be too sad to see the end of 2020. Holiday celebrations may be smaller and more subdued this year but some festive sparkling cocktails can help raise spirits. Here are eight recipes that we like; cheers to 2021!
The Roarin’ 20s
1 ½ parts Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
1 part Dolin Dry vermouth
¾ parts Campari
Top with Champagne
Build in glass (Collins or wine), add ice and top with Champagne. Garnish with an orange slice.
The mixologists at Courvoisier created this recipe.
The Jingle Bell Fizz
1 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch whisky
1 oz. Unfiltered apple juice
½ oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Cinnamon syrup
Sparkling wine (to top)
Add Scotch, apple juice, lemon juice and syrup to a glass and stir. Pour into a Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a dehydrated apple slice.
The mixologists at Aberfeldy created this recipe.
Spiced Gin & Pear
1 ½ oz. Madam Pattirini gin
1 oz. Pear juice
¾ oz. Spiced brown sugar syrup
½ oz. Lemon juice
2 oz. Prosecco
In a shaker mix gin, pear juice, syrup and lemon juice. Pour into a chilled tumbler with ice and top with a splash of prosecco. Garnish with sprigs of thyme, pear slices, and a stick of cinnamon.
The mixologists at Ogden’s Own liquors created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Balvenie Caribbean Cask Scotch
½ oz. Madeira
¼ oz. Tempus Fugit crème de cacao
¼ oz. Fresh lemon juice
⅛ tsp. Smoked paprika
1 ½ oz. Prosecco
Add all ingredients (except prosecco) to shaker with ice. Shake briefly and strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with prosecco and garnish with a lemon twist.
Balvenie brand ambassador Naomi Leslie created this recipe.
Apple In A Barrel
1 oz. Apple puree
1 ½ oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz. Vanilla syrup
¾ oz. Lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients (except prosecco) and pour into the glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.
The mixologists at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Los Cabos, created this recipe.
1 ½ oz. Martini Bianco vermouth
1 ½ oz. Martini prosecco
1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
2 drops Saline
Stir vermouth, apple cider vinegar, and saline on ice and strain into chilled Nick and Nora glass. Top with prosecco. Garnish with a chrysanthemum and express the oils of an orange peel over top of the cocktail (then discard).
Will Benedetto of The Fox Bar and Cocktail Club in Nashville, TN, created this recipe.
¾ parts Absolut vodka
¾ parts Cranberry juice
¼ parts Triple Sec
¼ parts Lime juice
Add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec and lime juice into a Champagne glass. Top with Champagne.
The mixologists at Absolut created this recipe.
½ oz. Mezcal
¾ oz. Cinnamon syrup
½ oz. Mango puree
3 oz. Sparkling wine
Pour all ingredients but the sparkling wine in a shaker with ice, integrate with generous movements, stir, and serve over a rock glass with fresh ice.
The mixologists at Thompson Zihuatanejo in Mexico created this recipe.