1.5 oz brandy
.5 oz sweet vermouth
.5 oz yellow beet syrup
.25 oz lemon
shake with ice
serve in a coupe
top with sparkling wine
garnish with grated nutmeg and a torched rosemary sprig
A New Year's Eve cocktail that elegantly combines the tart nature of sparkling wine with the earthy and course flavors of nutmeg and torched rosemary.
40 Winks is a phrase used to describe a short nap somewhere other than a bed. F. Scott Fitzgerald utilizes this phrase in his writings as a way to allow time to pass and find one's problem absolved on the other side of the 40 winks. "Just take forty winks, and when you wake up everything'll be fine."
"I like how 40 Winks suggests the passing of time in an action, a physical representation of progress, just like sips of a cocktail."
— Caylon Hackwith (creator of 40 Winks)