If you can't really get away to a luxe vacation spot during the holidays, you can at least temporarily transport yourself to a relaxing mental state via a satisfying sparkling cocktail. Apples, orange, and lemon juices, elderflower liqueur, and sweet sparkling wine are all easy-to-find ingredients, so this cocktail is as stress-free as can be. And with all the rough-and-tumble going on about you during the holidays, keep spills and glass breakage to a minimum by serving the cocktails in Govino plastic flutes like the ones above.
The sparkling cocktail is surprisingly light and sweet, and you can munch on the wine-soaked apple slices once you've drained the flute. If you're prepared to be sent to a temporary dream state, see the sparkling cocktail recipe now.
Adapted from Champagne Cocktails by A.J. Rathbun
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur
8 ounces Deutscher Sekt or other sweet sparkling wine
- Fill a cocktail shaker hallway full with ice cubes. Add orange and lemon juices and elderflower liqueur. Shake for several seconds.
- In two flutes, place four apple slices in each. Strain the juice mixture into glasses. Top each with chilled sparkling wine. Serve immediately.
Makes two cocktails.