Here is a delicious and easy sparkling ginger cocktail recipe for you. We are going to make a syrup with fresh ginger and mix it with some sparkling wine. I used Prosecco but you can use whatever type you like.
This is a smooth and interesting drink. It has a hint of ginger with a ever so slight spice to it. I added some raspberries to the glasses to make it even better. Not only does this sparkling ginger cocktail look pretty, it is delicious.
This is what you are going to need for this exquisite party drink:
Makes four cocktails
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar + ¼ cup for the glass rims
1 – 1 inch piece of fresh ginger – peeled and quartered
½ of a lemon
Prosecco or any other sparkling wine
Place the 1/3rd cup of sugar, water and ginger in a small pot. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Work on low heat. Stop stirring once the sugar is dissolved and simmer the syrup for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down as it steeps. Strain the syrup once it is cool.
Place the remaining sugar in a food processor or blender. Pulverize the sugar. Do not use powdered sugar for this step as it contains cornstarch. Transfer the processed sugar to a small, flat plate.
Wet the rim of your glass with the lemon and coat it with the sugar by dipping it into the plate and rotating it.
Pour ½ ounce of syrup into each glass. Add 2 raspberries and top off with the Prosecco or sparkling wine.