Friday, November 8, 2013

Ginger Fizz Cocktail

Keeping the holidays simple can be a real challenge.  It is easy to get over ambitious with menu planning and entertaining.  While the planning is the fun part, the game day execution can get stressful fast.

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
Serves 8


Ingredients

Ginger Syrup
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.

Cocktails
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.

Enjoy!


21 comments:

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

This sounds good.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Pinning this one cuz I'm a Prosecco fan. Thanks for this one Velva

That Girl said...

I really like ginger in my drinks.

Pam said...

This sounds like the perfect holiday cocktail!

Karen said...

Ooh, this does sound like a good way to bring in the season!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'm ready for a glass right now. I love ginger - I'm going to make the ginger syrup this weekend!

Susan said...

You are such a little devil when it comes to cocktails. Yes, this one would be delicious!!!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm with T.W. on this one. Who needs to wait for the holidays, I'd happily indulge right now! Ginger & Prosecco just has to be Awesome!

Thanks for sharing, Velva...Cheers!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Velva! You have just kicked off the holidays for me. I truly cannot wait to make this. Well done girl!!!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

fun drink have a great weekend and soon you can add your own honey

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You are right. This cocktail is just right for starting off the season.
Cheers!
Sam

Julie said...

I'm always looking for an easy new cocktail! This looks delicious!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks good! I don't mind having one right now!

Monet said...

A lovely cocktail like this is a great way to combat the holiday stress!

Barbara said...

Knew I could count on you for a new cocktail!! :)
Yum!

Hungry Dog said...

These sound great and I ADORE those glasses!

Pam said...

I will be making this! It sounds perfect. Cheers!

Mimi said...

Looks good to me!
Mimi

Donalyn @ The Creekside Cook said...

These do look so simple and refreshing - always nice to have a "house cocktail" for a party, especially when it is as easy as this one!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

been a crazy day! This look DELISH!

Angie Schneider said...

This looks so refreshing!

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