Nigella's Christmas Feast: Christmas in a glass 

Nigella’s Christmas Feast: Christmas in a glass

This is just what it says: the smell of the gingerbread syrup as the prosecco’s fizz spritzes it through the air is almost parodically festive. I use the French syrup (Monin’s Pain d’Epices) that bartenders have decorating their shelves and I get it online (£7.74,, a useful source of drinks and syrups), but now there’s a coffee shop at pretty well every corner, it’s easy to buy the gingerbread syrup they use at this time of year to douse their lattes.

4 parts chilled prosecco, or other fizzy dry white wine

1 part gingerbread-flavoured syrup

  • Pour the prosecco into wine glasses.
  • Top with the scented syrup.  

One 75cl bottle of prosecco should yield five glasses.