Chamomile and Tangerine Sparkling Cocktail for Two

[Photograph: Elana Lepkowski]

Many floral cocktails can be unappealingly perfumy, but this one offers just a touch of chamomile brightened by tangy tangerine juice and white balsamic vinegar. The base for this cocktail gets premixed in a bottle that can be packed away for a surprise picnic or easy pre-dinner drink. Just pop open some bubbly to top it all off! (Feel free to adjust amount of sparkling wine to your liking.)

Why this recipe works:

  • Batching in advance means the is cocktail ready to be served without any last-minute stress.
  • Tart white balsamic vinegar and dry Cava balance the sweetness of fresh tangerine juice and floral chamomile.