Vanilla Sugar Plum Sparkler

December 14, 2011

in Champagne & Prosecco

Can you even handle how gorgeous this cocktail is? And yes, it tastes just as good as it looks! Super simple and special with pretty vanilla and plum juice topped with your favorite champagne. Oh and doesn’t that rimmer just take it to the next level?! (Don’t worry – more on that in a day or two…)

You can make these for a crowd by preparing the plum & vanilla mix ahead of time and storing in the fridge or in an ice bucket – just measure about 1 ounce per serving. Cheers!

¼ of a fresh plum

½ ounce vanilla simple syrup

champagne to top

sugar for rimmer (optional)

thin plum slice for garnish (optional – I popped mine in the freezer for 30 minutes to get it to float!)

Rim your cocktail glass with sugar if desired. Prepare your vanilla simple syrup and add to a cocktail shaker with the plum chunk. Crush the plum in the syrup using a muddler. Using a julep strainer or mini fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into your cocktail glass. Top with champagne and the frozen plum slice. Enjoy!


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Sumayya Jamil December 15, 2011

I love vanilla and champagne….how could one loose with this combo? This is just lovely!


Speckle of Dirt December 15, 2011

This looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing this idea…you should post photo tutorials as well!
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The Blonde Gourmand December 17, 2011

So glad you love :)


The Americaine December 15, 2011

I love champagne and almost all champagne drinks. This one looks so festive and yummy I’m going to have to add it to my Christmas cocktail repertoire.
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The Blonde Gourmand December 17, 2011

Me too! Definitely serving for new years!


Jo December 15, 2011

This looks so good, I would love one right now. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at


royym December 17, 2011

Would be a nice drink to toast to victory


christmas cocktails December 28, 2011

Perfect for the Holiday Celebration. Cheers!!!


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