• Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail ft. February's Spice of the Month

February 08, 2018

Star Anise is February's SPICE OF THE MONTH! Much like bay leaves are used in Western cuisines, whole stars are used to infuse many Vietnamese and Chinese soups, stews, and braised dishes - we hope you love cooking with it as much as we do! Check out our other great recipes this month that feature this great spice!

Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Christmas is long gone but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate! We love to serve this winter cocktail on a Saturday evening before a dinner party…it “warms” everyone right up!

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup your favorite local honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup whole fresh/frozen cranberries
  • 3 whole star anise
  • Sparkling wine
Instructions:
  1. Bring honey and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the cranberries and star anise; reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until you begin to hear the cranberries pop. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Place syrup in the fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Before serving strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve (save a few cranberries for garnish).
  4. To assemble place 2 Tablespoons of the simple syrup in each glass and top with your favorite bubbly. Garnish each glass with a few cranberries.



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