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

It's the End of the Year as We Know It
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Alex Day is standing behind the custom bar at the headquarters of Proprietors, the drinks consulting company he and his partner David Kaplan recently set up in downtown Los Angeles -- an office cum cocktail lab that they've dubbed Chapter ... Read more

Total time: 4 minutes | Serves 1
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

Step 1Into 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.
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