Holiday Sparklers

No holiday gathering is complete without some bubbly and a few cocktails, and since it’s the season for sharing, we’ve asked our very own cocktail guru, Jenn Smith, to share one of her favorite sparkling drinks.

The Casino Cocktail:

The idea here is that by substituting Absinthe for the classic Champagne Cocktail’s Angostura bitters, you get a more complex drink. Add 2 – 3 dashes of Absinthe to a champagne flute that has a sugar cube in the bottom. Fill the flute ¾ full with ice cold, Brut champagne, and garnish with a twist of lemon. It is deceptively simple – the cold bubbles, herbal absinthe and balance of sweet-and-sour elevate all of the ingredients when served together.

Cool gift idea: The Perrier-Jouët Fleur Gift. The beloved bottle now comes in an elegant Belle Epoque Bicentenary gift box, along with two Champagne flutes designed by artist Daniel Arsham. It’s available online or in-store.