Ginger 75 Champagne Cocktail

Fresh ginger in the mixer and a crystallized ginger garnish make for a sweet and spicy drink.
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ginger 75 cocktail

Recipe by Maggie Hoffman

  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. coarsely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/4 cups cognac
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) dry sparkling wine (such as Cava)
  • Crystallized ginger

Preparation

Mixer: In a blender, puree 1/2 cup warm water, 1/3 cup sugar, and 3 tbsp. coarsely chopped peeled fresh ginger on medium speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Blend for 30 seconds more, then strain into a medium bowl. Transfer to a large jar, bottle, or pitcher. Add 1 1/4 cups cognac. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours or up to 1 week. Up to 2 hours before serving, add 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice and keep refrigerated. Stir well before using.

Cocktail: In a Champagne flute, add 1/4 cup of the mixer. Carefully top with chilled dry sparkling wine (such as Cava). Stir gently. Garnish with crystallized ginger.