Sparkling Clementine Cocktail

Sparkling Clementine CocktailGin, homemade simple syrup, and sparkling wine combine to create a tasty Sparkling Clementine Cocktail.

Sparkling Clementine Cocktail
Makes 8 servings
  • 1½ cups gin
  • ¾ cup Clementine Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1¾ cups brut sparkling wine, chilled
  • Garnish: sliced clementine
  1. In a pitcher, stir together gin, Clementine Simple Syrup, and ice. Strain mixture into 8 serving glasses. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with clementines, if desired.

Clementine Simple Syrup
Makes ¾ cup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 clementines, halved and squeezed
  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, ½ cup water, and clementine juice and halves to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, discard clementine halves. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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