The New Year’s Gold Cocktail
Serves 1. Recipe is by San Francisco bartender Carlo Splendorini.
1 sugar cube soaked in good quality balsamic vinegar, such as Acetum Santorini Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
1/2 oz. rum
Orange peel, for garnish
Soak the sugar cube in the vinegar and place at the bottom of a champagne flute. Add the rum and slowly top with Champagne. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.