The Ghost of Christmas Sparkling-Wine Cocktail

The Ghost of Christmas Sparkling-Wine Cocktail

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014

In this festive sparkling-wine cocktail, homemade cinnamon-honey simple syrup is the base for this delicious cranberry-topped drink.

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  • Cinnamon-Honey-Green Tea Syrup
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6 green tea bags
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Cocktail
  • 1 ounce Cinnamon-Honey-Green Tea Syrup
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3 ounces chilled sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish


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  1. To prepare Cinnamon Honey-Green Tea Syrup: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add green tea bags; let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in honey. Let cool 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Stir in cinnamon just before using. Makes about 1½ cups.
  2. To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine 1 ounce of the honey syrup, vodka and lemon juice in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling wine. Add ice, if using. Garnish with cranberries, if desired.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Honey Syrup (Step 1; without the cinnamon) for up to 1 week. Stir in cinnamon just before using.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 6½ fl oz
  • Per serving: 236 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 17 g added sugars; 4 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 56 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 3½ fat

Reviews 1

November 15, 2014
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Tasty cocktail I made this cocktail exactly like the recipe but if I make it again I would just sprinkle a dash of cinnamon in the drink itself. I added the cinnamon to the syrup and it didn't mix in very well and seemed like a lot so I spooned off most of it that was floating on top. The drink is delicious and very fruity tasting almost like a cider taste. Very festive. Pros: fruity and not too sweet Cons: too much cinnamon
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