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The Seventh Cocktail of Christmas: Seven Swans a Sparkling


On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven swans a sparkling, six geese a laying snowflakes, FIVE BOX OF WINE, four calling birds (who live in a spice tree), three French martinis, two turtlenecks, and Campari with a pear purée.

Nothing says festive like a glass of bubbly so there was no way I was missing the opportunity to serve up something sparkling during the 12 cocktails of Christmas. With those seven elegant swans a swimming I thought it was the perfect time to take out the champagne flutes and serve up the sparkle. But don’t worry, these bubbles won’t break the bank. Emeri sparkling wines are just $12.99 a bottle and are available in Moscato, pink Moscato, sparkling Pinot Grigio and sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. For a super-easy festive look, try sprinkling a few pomegranate seeds in the bottom or your flutes and then filling them with pink Moscato. Or try the delicious mango mixed drink below. This cocktail recipe is actually a great addition to any Christmas brunch. Yum!

3oz Emeri Sparkling Pinot Grigio
1oz Mango juice like Naked Mighty Mango 100% Juice Smoothie
Pineapple spears for garnish

Into chilled Champagne flutes, carefully pour 3 parts Emeri Sparkling Pinot Grigio and one part Mango juice into each flute. Stir gently to combine and garnish with a pineapple spear or for pretty festive contrast, a twist of lime.

Nutrition Info
79 calories, 5.4g carbs, 4.3g sugar

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.


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