Finalist Fizz


Pairs With

The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss, and all the other SPFBO finalists going forward!


When Esme suggested I come up with a celebratory champagne cocktail for our SPFBO finalist, I decided something with subtle spices would work not just for The Gods of Men, but for the festive season in general. Happy Holidays to you all! 🙂

Recipe: Spiced Simple Syrup

You will need:

  • Small Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Jam Jar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 8 Cloves
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract

Combine all ingredients in saucepan, stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside for 1 hour to cool and infuse. Once cooled, remove cinnamon and cloves (or leave them in if you prefer a stronger flavor) and pour into jam jar. This can be kept in the fridge for up to a month.

Recipe: Finalist Fizz

You will need:

  • Champagne, Wine or Margarita Glass
  • 2 tbsp Spiced Simple Syrup
  • Dry Champagne
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1 tsp Pomegranate Seeds

Measure Syrup, Brandy and Pomegranate seeds into your glass. Top up with Champagne. Put your feet up, and take a well earned rest.


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