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If fall weather is putting you in a romantic mood, here’s the perfect champagne cocktail for the occasion.

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.

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