Black Hills Gold

[Photograph: Roger Kamholz]

From its brown-sugar color to its pear and apple flavors, this drink from Pops for Champagne in Chicago would be a fine choice to serve at an upcoming holiday gathering.

Black Hills Gold

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:3 minutes
Total time:23 minutes
Special equipment:tea kettle, mug
This recipe appears in: 5 Festive Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes from Chicago Bars


  • 1 ginger tea bag, such as Yogi ginger
  • 1 ounce Xanté Cognac Pear Liqueur
  • 1 ounce unfiltered apple cider
  • 1/2 ounce Amaretto
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Cava
  • Garnish: Star anise pod


  1. 1

    Brew ginger tea according to teabag directions and let cool.

  2. 2

    Combine Xante pear liqueur, apple cider, 1/2 ounce ginger tea, and bitters in a cocktail glass or Champagne flute. Stir to mix. Top with cava and garnish with a star anise pod.

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