2013 : Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • Bourbon (recommended: Woodford Reserve)
  • Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled

Directions

Combine the sugar, water, bean and seeds in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then discard the vanilla bean.

Add 1 shot of bourbon and 2 tablespoons vanilla bean syrup to a chilled champagne flute. Fill to the top with sparkling wine, and serve.

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