Welcome Your Holiday Guests with the Perfect Cocktail

Sponsored Post: I received the Prosecco and simple syrup as media samples but all the words here are my own!

With Thanksgiving a few days away, most of us are busy planning the big feast – and looking for a special way to welcome friends and family to our homes. My crew has come to expect a nice selection of wines when they dine chez nous, but sometimes I like to shake it up a little, and pour a holiday-themed cocktail.

This year, in addition to a few bottles of my favorite wines, I’ll be tempting my guests with a Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail. Sounds good, right? It is! When you start with high-quality ingredients, you end up with an elegant pre-dinner sipper that will please all palates.

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Add some cider or Calvados to the mix and you’ve got the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Pour the Prosecco into a glass and spoon in the maple cinnamon syrup and the cider (or Calvados!) Stir lightly and serve with a cinnamon stick or a curl of lemon peel.

I made my test batch with Calvados from the Pays d’Auge, which allows both apples and pears in their brandy. It added a nice layer of flavor to the cocktail.

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Another idea is to make a non-alcoholic version for the kids and teetotalers to enjoy. Substitute club soda for the Prosecco, and use the cider.

Serve with light cocktail snacks and smart conversation.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. If you find yourself with leftover Prosecco, count that as a blessing. The Nino Franco Rustico punches way above its weight in terms of quality/price ratio. Save a bottle to enjoy after all the guests have gone!

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