This recipe from Brooklyn, New York-based mixologist Jeremy Oertel of Donna BK makes for an addictively refreshing holiday party cocktail. Red wine and pear liqueur add depth to this otherwise super crisp recipe, and it’s topped with seltzer for added bubbles. We’ll cheers to that.



  • 1½ ounces vodka, such as elit by Stolichnaya Vodka
  • 1½ ounces dry red wine
  • ½ ounce St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
  • ¼ ounce maple syrup
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce seltzer
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Apple slice for garnish


Build in a glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with a pear fan and grated nutmeg.

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