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Speakeasy Sparkler

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Kay Clarke

Hands-on time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins

Makes 1 serving

This festive Champagne sparkler gets a lift from moonshine and limoncello. You can purchase any number of fine bottles of handcrafted moonshine at your local package store.


  • 1 sugar cube
  • Dash of lemon bitters
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons moonshine
  • 2 tablespoons Italian lemon liqueur
  • 1/3 cup Champagne or dry sparkling wine

How to Make It

  1. Place sugar cube in a Champagne flute. Sprinkle sugar cube with lemon bitters.

  2. Combine moonshine and liqueur in a cocktail shaker; add ice cubes. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into Champagne flute, and top with Champagne.

Christmas with Southern Living 2015, Oxmoor House.