The holidays are just days away, and if you’re like us, you need the perfect cocktail to please your guests, yet keep you from being stuck behind the bar all night! From romantic to sophisticated, homey to elegant, what you serve can set the mood for the entire evening.
Enter the Ruffino Holiday Sparkler-it’s seasonal ingredients and holiday palette make it a perfect recommendation for your celebratory tables and parties. Spiced and sweet holiday flavors of apple cider and cranberry accentuate the bright, crisp Prosecco, with it’s rich bubbles-perfect for winter entertaining.
- 3 oz. Ruffino Prosecco DOC
- 3/4 oz. apple cider
- 3/4 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- squeeze of 1 lemon wedge
Add ingredients directly to a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a chilled champagne flute that has been rimmed w/ cinnamon sugar. Garnish with a mint leaf floating on top.
Another great holiday cocktail to beat the cold weather, the Ruffino Atunno incorporates apple brandy and cranberry puree with Ruffino Prosecco to create the perfect drink. Simple seasonal ingredients that you’ll easily have at home make it delicious (hint: you can substitute good quality cranberry relish for the puree, if needed). A cranberry skewer adds an elegant touch.
By Troy Sidle of Pouring Ribbons, New York City
- 6 oz Ruffino Prosecco
- .5 oz Apple Brandy
- small scoop Cranberry Puree