Champagne cocktails for New Year's: Alex Day's Whisper Campaign
This week's Food section will include several recipes for sparkling cocktails, including the one pictured at right. It's the Whisper Campaign from Alex Day, a partner, along with David Kaplan, at downtown drinks consulting firm Proprietors LLC.
It's camomile-infused Calvados with lemon juice, yellow Chartreuse and sparkling wine. Happy New Year!
Total time: 5 minutes
Note: From Alex Day of Proprietors. For the camomile-infused Calvados, add 3 tablespoons loose-leaf camomile tea to 6 ounces Calvados and let it sit at room temperature for 25 to 30 minutes (taste to make sure it doesn’t over-steep); strain and discard the tea. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves; cool before using.
1 ounce camomile-infused Calvados
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
1/4 ounce simple syrup
Dry sparkling wine
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the camomile-infused Calvados, lemon juice, Chartreuse and simple syrup; shake and strain into a chilled flute. Top with dry sparkling wine.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Jay Clendenin/Los Angeles Times.