Toast to the new year! Loosely based on the classic Champagne Cocktail, this swaps the sugar cube for an allspice simple syrup and the aromatic bitters for an intriguing black walnut flavor.

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Credit: Chelsea Kyle

Recipe Summary test

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 cocktail
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This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2021 issue. Get the magazine here

Ingredients

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*Allspice Syrup

Directions

Drink
  • Pour the allspice syrup into an 8-ounce champagne flute, then add the bitters. Top with sparkling wine and stir gently until just combined. Add crystallized ginger to a skewer and place on top of glass.

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*Allspice Syrup
  • Combine ¼ cup of water with the honey and allspice berries in a small pot over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the honey dissolves, about 4 minutes. Let the syrup cool completely, then pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Discard allspice berries. Store syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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