Refreshing and bubbly, this is the cocktail you want to power you through the night without getting too tipsy.
Non-alcoholic option: Drop the brandy and swap wine for sparkling white grape juice.
- 4 strips orange rind
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- 8 cloves
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup brandy
- 2 white nectarines
- 2 cups chilled sparkling mineral water
- 750 ml bottle-chilled sparkling white wine or moscato
- Fresh lemon balm or mint leaves
Stir orange rind, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, caster sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 mins or until thickened slightly.
Transfer to a heatproof jug; cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until cold. Strain mixture into a large jug.
Add brandy, white nectarines, chilled sparkling mineral water and sparkling white wine (or moscato for a sweeter version). Top with fresh lemon balm or mint leaves.