Cocktail Shaker (or see notes if you don't have one)
For the Christmas Spice Syrup (Makes About 200ml):
1strip orange zest
For One Cocktail:
proseccoto top the glass
Make Spiced Syrup:
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, and a thick strip of orange zest to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and gently simmer for 15 minutes, until thickened to a syrupy consistency. Set aside and let the syrup cool completely. Pour through a sieve into a jar and discard the spices. Store in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
Make the Cocktail:
Pour the gin, spiced syrup, lemon juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice cubes and shake until cold. Strain into the champagne flute and top with chilled prosecco.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker and can’t justify buying one, here are a few suggestions:
A thermal coffee mug with a lid tightly screwed on