Ginger lemonade sparklers for when your midsummer night needs pixie dust

Jul 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET

What is it that we love the most about sparkling cocktails? Is it the chilled bubbles? The subtle sweetness? The way they glitter in the glass? Here's a ginger sparkler recipe created by Chloe Wine Collection. I got to try it out at a "secret" outdoor dinner party, and it has just the right combination of sophistication, splashy summer fun and pixie magic — perfection.

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Chloe ginger sparkler recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes | Steep time: 4 hours | Assembly time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces lemonade
  • 6 – 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 ounces Chloe (or other label) prosecco
  • 4 ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2 ounces sugar
  • 4 slices lemon peel, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Into a pitcher, pour the lemonade, and add the basil leaves. Steep in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and syrup. Heat on medium until the sugar dissolves completely. Strain into a container, and let cool in the refrigerator.
  3. Once the lemonade has steeped and the simple syrup is chilled, pour 3 ounces of lemonade and 1 ounce of ginger simple syrup into each 8-ounce highball glass, and stir until combined. Add 3 ounces of prosecco to each glass, tipping the glass slightly as you pour. Garnish with the lemon peel.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

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