Black Hills Gold Recipe

Black Hills Gold Recipe

[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.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 3 minutes
  • Total time:23 minutes


  • 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.