Holidays are for making memories and spending time with family and friends. I realize that I will not be able to avoid holiday stress entirely but, certainly I am going to give it my best effort.
These cocktails are a good start to holiday entertaining. The Prosecco is spiked with a ginger syrup and served up with a few light bites is a nice way to kick-off the holiday season.
Ginger Fizz Cocktail
Bring one 3" piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced, 1/2 cup raw or granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Let cool. Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a small jar or bowl; discard ginger.
Note: Syrup can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill.
Pour 1/4 oz. ginger syrup in each coupe glass. Divide evenly, top off with two 750-ml bottles Prosecco (about 5 oz. per glass) and garnish with a thin slice of clementine or orange slice.