This is another cocktail that I’m revising a bit, folks. Because creativity! And also, I don’t love pear, which this recipe originally called for.
With fall just around the corner (you can’t deny it any more – right now the temperature in Massachusetts is hovering in the low 70’s and it’s glorious!) this cocktail is the perfect thing to get into the spirit of the season. Apples – and pears – are in season right now, and apple cider will be hitting store shelves in short order!
Sparkling Apple and Cranberry Cocktail
- 2 tablespoons dry cranberries
- 1/2 cup apple cider or juice (Note: The original recipe calls for organic pear nectar.)
- 32 ounces Moscato d’Asti wine
- 8 small sprigs fresh rosemary (Note: I, personally, would skip this)
Put cranberries in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons warm water. Soak until cool, about 15 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and refrigerate until serving.
Divide apple cider/juice evenly among eight tall champagne glasses.
Gently pour the Moscato d’Asti into the glasses.
Garnish each with a rosemary sprig.