An Erin Cooks Christmas: Day 2 – Christmas in a Glass

December 5, 2007 · 5 comments · Print This Post

in Beverages, Holidays / Entertaining

While scouring the internet for creative ideas for my upcoming holiday party this weekend I happened upon a lovely bubbly cocktail that Nigella Lawson has coined “Christmas in a Glass.” The crowd of people coming over to my house on Saturday will be enjoying these scrumptious prosecco based drinks around a roaring TiVo generated fireplace.

After hunting down gingerbread flavored syrup and procurring a generous amount of prosecco I decided that it would be unwise for Chris and I to serve drinks to our guests without trying them first. So we popped the cork and enjoyed our own mini Christmas in a Glass cocktails. The gingerbread syrup gives the prosecco a very nutty flavor and every time you bring the glass to your lips you inhale the scrumptious smell of Christmas cookies. I love how something so simple can turn out so unexpectedly brilliant. Cheers!

God Bless Us, Every One!
God Bless Us, Every One!

Christmas in a Glass (Originally Published by Nigella Lawson)

1 bottle of gingerbread flavoured syrup (or cranberry flavoured syrup)
1 bottle prosecco, or other sparkling dry white wine, well chilled

Pour the prosecco into glasses. Add a capful of the syrup to each glass of the prosecco, to taste.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anna December 5, 2007 at 9:17 am

I’m so excited!!


2 melissa December 5, 2007 at 9:40 am

What a great idea!


3 Hänni December 6, 2007 at 4:25 pm

this sounds so wonderful. i can’t wait to try it! let’s get sloppy together babe–in the spirit of christmas of course.


4 leigh December 6, 2007 at 6:37 pm

i love cocktails and this one sounds fabulous. wish i was going to be there!


5 Lys December 8, 2007 at 11:35 am

I love this!! Must try! Thanks Erin!


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