Lately I fell in love with cocktails topped with bubbly wine. So I decided to try one with cider for the season. This can be great as a twist on the New Year's bubbly and and even more elegant especially with the cranberries, as well as stretching your bubbly a little further. Use a really good clear apple cider to keep the clean golden color and real vanilla bean, it complements the cider so well and I like the decorative effect of the little black dots.
1.5 liter(s) of good clear apple cider\juice
3-4 cinnamon sticks
vanilla bean split to half lengthwise
4 clove nails
1/4 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
2 inch piece of ginger root, peeled
bottle of perseco, cava or other dry bubbly wine
Put the apple cider in a sauce pan and add all the spices. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Take of the hit and let it steep until it come to a room temperature. Refrigerate for few hours until very cold. Pour each person about half a glass of the apple juice and top with about the same amount of perseco. Decorate with a few fresh cranberries to make it festive.