This week’s drink uses orgeat, a floral almond syrup that adds a richness and silkiness to an already great combination: sparkling wine and rum. I suggest you take the extra time to make your own orgeat, using our recipe. However, you can also use a well-made orgeat by Small Hand Foods, Okole Maluna or your favorite ingredient maker.
So light the fire and pour two champagne cocktails!
1 ½ oz dark rum
1 oz orgeat
½ oz fresh lemon juice
4 oz sparkling wine to top off
Fill a Collins glass or large flute with ice and pour in all ingredients one at a time. Garnish with a lemon spiral.
Photo courtesy of Quinn Anya.