It's the End of the Year as We Know It
Total time: 4 minutes
Note: From Devon Espinosa of Ink. You can use your favorite apple cider; Espinosa uses Zeigler's organic. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool before using. To juice the ginger, puree the ginger root and strain, discarding the solids.
1 1/2 ounces spiced apple cider
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh ginger juice (from about 2 ounces fresh ginger)
4 ounces dry cava
Orange peel for garnish
Into a chilled Champagne flute, pour the cider, then lemon juice, simple syrup and finally the ginger juice. Top with the cava and garnish with orange peel.