Prepping for the big ball drop on Saturday night? Us, too. Instead of planning to serve standard flutes of bubbly, this year we turned to herbalist and natural beauty expert Jessa Blades and her partner, astrologer Sandra Sitron, to concoct one of their signature cosmic cocktails (their monthly astrology cocktail parties are a must-hit in Brooklyn) to help us ring in 2017.
Dear Saturn, their cocktail ode to the ruler of Capricorn, is a tipple that focuses on important wellness tenets that are particularly New Year-focused. "Saturn provides us with structure needed to grow, helps us know our boundaries and teaches us to conserve energy that can later be used for expansion," Blades says, noting that the protective powers of rosemary attune it to the planet. "Rosemary and Saturn can help you find alignment with your goals and your visions for the new year, and help you let go of all things you don't need," she adds, also pointing out that blackcurrant juice, which stands in for a more standard splash of cranberry or cassis, is a super immune booster perfect for this time of year. Dear Saturn is basically a resolution in a glass—we'll take two!
1 glass sparkling wine (we like Cava or Prosecco, but Champagne will work well here, too)
splash of Blackcurrant juice
Pour wine into glass and splash with blackcurrant juice until wine takes on a berry hue. Swizzle slightly with rosemary sprig to encourage fizz, then leave rosemary in glass to release oils into the drink. Sip and enjoy!