Juniper Champagne Cocktail

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup juniper berries, crushed

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry sparkling wine, such as Prosecco

  • Unsprayed pine sprigs, for serving


  1. Bring sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and juniper berries to a simmer in a pot, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 1 week.

  2. For each cocktail, combine 3 tablespoons juniper syrup with 1/2 cup sparkling wine in a glass. Garnish with a pine sprig; serve immediately.

    Marcus Nilsson
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