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Saffron Fleurtation--a great New Year's Eve Cocktail

Saffron Fleurtation Cocktail

This simple and very aphrodisiac cocktail comes from Amy Reiley's cookbook, Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook. It combines the savory scent and golden hue of saffron with the effervescence of Brut Champagne for the easiest cocktail around! 

Course aperitif, cocktails
Cuisine American, aphrodisiac
Dish Type Cocktail
Cooking Style Easy
Seasonal New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day
Ingredient Champagne
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 bottle Brut Champagne or Sparkling Wine
  • 20 saffron threads


  1. In a small pan, toast the saffron over medium heat until it just starts to release fragrance, about one minute. (No NOT overcook.)
  2. Crush the saffron threads then sprinkle a pinch into each of two Champagne flutes.
  3. Top with Champagne and toast to the art of flirtation.
  4. Drain and repeat.