The Recipe:

Let Your Holidays Sparkle With The Abe's Request Elderberry Cocktail

By:  Ari  Bendersky  Abe's Market Contributor  December 17th, 2013

With Christmas and New Year's Eve just around the corner, you need to start planning the menus for your holiday gatherings. If you imbibe, sparkling wine and cocktails are imperative to any celebration. So our friends at Norm's Farms combined the two ideas and created this sparkling cocktail — The Abe's Request — exclusively for you! Light and refreshing, Abe’s Request, using Norm's Farms immunity-boosting elderberry syrup is the perfect drink for sipping by the fire over the holidays. Hey, if you're gonna drink, you might as well do your body good while doing it!

The Abe's Request Sparkling Elderberry Cocktail Recipe


  • 4 oz chilled hard cider
  • ½ oz Lillet
  • ¼ oz Crème de Cassis
  • ¼ oz Norm's Farms Elderberry Syrup
  • Dash of Angostura bitters


  1. Mix Lillet, Crème de Cassis, elderberry syrup and Angostura bitters in a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake well.  
  3. Strain mixture into a wine glass and top with chilled cider.  
  4. Garnish with orange peel.
  5. Drink and repeat.


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Ari Bendersky

Abe's Market Contributor

Ari Bendersky Ari joined Abe's Market after years of covering music, lifestyle, wine and food for the New York Times, AP, Rolling Stone, Eater, Huff Post and more. He lives naturally by biking, hiking, green juicing and avoiding high-fructose corn syrup at all costs.

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