how to make the
The Thanksgiving Sparkler is an autumn cocktail that was created by Nick Mautone of Rainbow Room in New York.
It is a fall-inspired variation of the French 75, a classic sparkling wine cocktail. This version uses brandy as the base spirit instead of gin and adds pumpkin and baking spices for more complexity.
you'll need these
Sparkling Wine Brandy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup* Lemon Juice Brown Sugar Grated Nutmeg
*Find a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice syrup on our website.
Pour brown sugar on a plate, rim a champagne flute with ¼ oz pumpkin spice syrup, and dip glass in brown sugar until coated. Add brandy, ½ oz pumpkin spice syrup, and lemon juice to rimmed champagne flute. Stir gently for 5-10 seconds. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with grated nutmeg.