Sparkling Bourbon Cocktails

February 2011
Sparkling Bourbon Cocktails

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Start things right.Leave a few open bottlesof wine or champagne—ora tray of these SparklingBourbon Cocktails—on atable in the main minglingarea. A help-yourself barimmediately sets the vibe:no fussy formalities here!

Makes: 6 servings

  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 24 ounce bottle  nonalcoholic sparkling apple cider, chilled
  • 6 thin strips lemon peel, plus 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  1. In a large glass measuring cup, combine the bourbon, cinnamon stick, allspice and nutmeg; let stand overnight or for up to 24 hours.
  2. Strain out the spices and discard. Stir in the cider and lemon juice. Divide among 6 glasses. Garnish with the lemon peel.