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Cherry Almond Sparklers | Magnolia Days

Cherry Almond Sparklers

Cherry Almond Sparklers is a festive beverage for any occasion. It's made with homemade cherry syrup, kirschwasser, almond liqueur, and sparkling wine.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the cherry syrup:

  • 1 can red tart cherries in water 14.5 ounces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean split lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 1 strip of lemon peel about 1/2- X 1 1/2-inches

For the sparklers:

  • 1 ounce cherry syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces kirschwasser cherry brandy
  • 1/2 ounce almond liqueur
  • Brut sparkling wine chilled

Instructions

For the cherry syrup:

  1. Put cherries, cherry water, sugar, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and lemon peel in a small saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh sieve. Use a spatula to press down on cherries to squeeze out as much of the syrup as possible. Discard cherries, vanilla bean, and lemon peel.
  3. Cool syrup to room temperature then chill thoroughly.

For the sparklers:

  1. Combine cherry syrup, kirschwasser, and almond liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain mixture into 2 champagne or martini glasses.
  2. Fill glasses with chilled sparkling wine.

Recipe Notes

Cherry Almond Sparklers is a festive beverage for any occasion. It's made with homemade cherry syrup, kirschwasser, almond liqueur, and sparkling wine.