Holiday Champagne Cocktail

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Inspired by the Champagne Cocktail, this effervescent tipple is crisp and delightful. Made with apple brandy (buy Calavados if you’re feeling fancy) and a demerara sugar cube soaked with Nocino (an ancient italian liqueur made from green walnuts), it has a fruit-forward richness. Decadently garnished with a bright red fresh cranberry, this festive cocktail is the perfect way to kick off any holiday get-together.

Bitter, Dry


  • 0.5 oz apple brandy
  • 2 dashes Nocino
  • Demerara Sugar Cube
  • Champagne, to top


Step one

Add a demerara sugar cube to a Champagne flute.

Step two

Dash the Nocino onto the sugar cube and add the brandy.

Step three

Top with Champagne and add a fresh cranberry for garnish.

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