Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Welcome the New Year the right way with a Vanilla-Fig Champagne Sparkler. Cheers!

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in figs, 1 cinnamon stick, and vanilla bean; bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover. Steep 30 minutes.

Step 2

Strain through a sieve; cool. Combine fig mixture and vodka in a chilled glass pitcher. Gently stir in Cham­pagne just before serving.

Step 3

To serve, pour into ice-filled glasses; garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

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