Try serving an aperitif-style cocktail when guests arrive for a holiday feast. Meant to stimulate the appetite, they're perfect right before a big meal. This sparkling drink (pictured right) is like a grownup Shirley Temple—bursting with sweet-tart cherries and warming spices. 




  • Fill a wine glass halfway with ice. Pour over aperitivo; top with prosecco and club soda. Stir once and garnish with grapefruit and skewered olive. Serve immediately.


Cook's Notes

Cerasum is a cherry liqueur made in the United States by Don Ciccio & Figli and can be found at some specialty liquor stores or purchased online. Alternatively, you can substitute another cherry-flavored liqueur, such as Luxardo Maraschino, in this recipe.