Recipe: It’s the End of the Year as We Know It

A cocktail named “It the end of the year as we know it”.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It’s the End of the Year as We Know It

Servings: 1

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.

Each serving: 134 calories; 0 protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 grams sugar; 2 mg sodium.