STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Italian Cheer

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This has been a Christmas tree-trimming tradition of mine for the adults only! From the magazine Chocolatier, Vol. 1, #4.”
READY IN:
2hrs 10mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (17 ounce) canwhole peeled apricots
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto
  • 14 cup brandy or 14 cup cognac
  • 1 (25 1/2 ounce) bottle asti spumante sparkling wine, chilled

Directions

  1. Drain the apricots and remove the pits if necessary; place in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the amaretto and brandy over the fruit and refrigerate for several hours to marinate.
  3. When ready to serve, place a whole apricot along with a teaspoon of the marinating liquid in each of eight chilled flute Champagne glasses.
  4. Pour 3 ounces of Asti spumante into each glass, adding the wine in two stages if necessary to avoid foaming over.
  5. Serve with slices of pannetone, pound cake, or chocolate leaf cookies.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: