Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst
Fresh Orange, Rosemary, and Sage Sparkling Wine Cocktail is a favorite holiday drink to get your party buzzing.
Makes 1 serving
3 large fresh sage or basil leaves
1 small sprig fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) freshly squeezed orange juice
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) dry gin
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
Garnish: orange peel spiral
Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle herbs to release their flavor. Fill shaker with orange juice, gin, and 1 cup ice. Cover and shake vigorously about 20 seconds or until well chilled. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top with Champagne, and stir gently. Garnish, if desired.