December 13, 2020

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A festive and delicious Gin Champagne cocktail to add some sparkle to your holiday season.
A dark cherry-colored Gin and Champagne cocktail displayed in a very tall, elegant, tulip-lipped Champagne flute and garnished with a dried lime wheel

I'm always on the hunt for a tasty holiday tipple to add to my repertoire, so when my lifelong friend Clay (@wisecraft_mixology) created this one and shared it on Instagram, I immediately sourced the ingredients so that I could mix it up myself! He knows me (and my love of bubbly!) well, and I couldn't agree more about the importance of celebrating our wins.


CLAY'S ORIGINAL INSTAGRAM POST ABOUT THIS TIPPLE:


There has not been a better time to celebrate a win - no matter the size - than this year. We are constantly bombarded with updates on how we are losing, and it becomes exhausting and demoralizing for all of us at some point.


Champagne is the drink of winners. My mother loves it. My dear friend, @parchedaroundtheworld, who's my favorite travel-loving sommelier, loves to start a party with it, and so we should follow suit and cheers with the bubbly for the wins we have these days.


This one is as easy as it looks: a cranberry syrup, some Gin, and a little bit of acid come together before the bubbles are splashed on top. It's perfect for the holidays since you can add as many in-season flavors as you prefer in your syrup.


May you find yourself enjoying the pleasure of celebrating the wins in your life, no matter how small or how personal. Cheers to your victory!

A dark cherry-colored Gin and Champagne cocktail displayed in a very tall, elegant, tulip-lipped Champagne flute and garnished with a dried lime wheel

The Holiday Hear Hear

A festive and delicious Gin Champagne cocktail to add some sparkle to your holiday season.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

2 oz of Gin

½ oz Fresh Lime juice

1 oz Holiday Cranberry Syrup

Champagne Float

FOR THE HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SYRUP:

2 cups Cranberries

½ cup Water

½ cup Sugar

1 Star Anise

5 Allspice Berries

Instructions:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

Add all ingredients except the bubbly to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass of your choice and top with Champagne.

FOR THE HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SYRUP:

Add all ingredients to a pot and simmer until sugar melts and cranberries burst. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain before adding to your cocktail.

A dark cherry-colored Gin and Champagne cocktail displayed in a very tall, elegant, tulip-lipped Champagne flute and garnished with a dried lime wheel

The Holiday Hear Hear

A festive and delicious Gin Champagne cocktail to add some sparkle to your holiday season.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

2 oz of Gin

½ oz Fresh Lime juice

1 oz Holiday Cranberry Syrup

Champagne Float

FOR THE HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SYRUP:

2 cups Cranberries

½ cup Water

½ cup Sugar

1 Star Anise

5 Allspice Berries

Instructions:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

Add all ingredients except the bubbly to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass of your choice and top with Champagne.

FOR THE HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SYRUP:

Add all ingredients to a pot and simmer until sugar melts and cranberries burst. Remove from heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain before adding to your cocktail.

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