Juniper Champagne Cocktail
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup juniper berries, crushed
1 bottle (750 ml) dry sparkling wine, such as Prosecco
Unsprayed pine sprigs, for serving
Bring sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and juniper berries to a simmer in a pot, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 1 week.
For each cocktail, combine 3 tablespoons juniper syrup with 1/2 cup sparkling wine in a glass. Garnish with a pine sprig; serve immediately.