Sparkling. Ginger. Elderflower. Cocktail. It’s a party in a glass!
You know, I really like you. Why else would I be sitting here on the Saturday night before New Year’s Eve, wearing my fancy velvet pj pants, testing cocktail recipes by the fire? You deserve only the best, dear reader, that’s why.
I am so food-ed out, you guys. There have been so many cookies in my life lately. So much chocolate. So much cheese. It’s been fabulous, but, man, I gotta lighten up.
However, tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and I’m still feeling the festive spirit. So I came up with this Sparkling Ginger Elderflower Cocktail to help us keep the party going – just with a little less heft.
I love anything ginger, and last summer when we were camping with my family over near Aspen, I picked up a bottle of this amazing Gingercello liqueur from the Marble Distilling Co. It’s got an excellent citrus-spicy ginger kick, and when paired with the lovely floral aroma of elderflower liqueur and splashes of bubbly ginger ale and prosecco? It’s magic. Light, refreshing, and very merry.
Tomorrow night I’ll be spending the evening with my love, reflecting on the year past and setting our intentions and wishes for the year to come. And taking time to be grateful for all we have: good health, crazy wonderful family and friends, a beautiful warm home, and the good fortune to be able to pursue the things we love – which for me includes sharing the recipes I’m excited about, week after week, from over here in my little corner of the Internet. Thank you for reading, and trying my dishes, and letting me know about it! It makes me happier than you know.
So whether you’re celebrating with friends, dressing up and hitting the town, or cuddling up for a cozy night at home, know that I am grateful for you, and that I wish you a healthy, happy and contented passage into 2018. Cheers!
Sparkling Ginger Elderflower Cocktail
A light, fizzy, spicy-citrus apertif to add a festive spirit to your night.
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 mins
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: drinks, cocktails
1/2 oz ginger liqueur
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
ginger ale (natural preferred)
In a champagne or coupe glass, combine ginger and elderflower liqueurs. Add a splash of ginger ale to taste, then top off with prosecco. If desired, garnish with a few fresh cranberries speared on a rosemary sprig. Enjoy!
This tastes best icy cold, so chill all ingredients before combining!