Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Maggie ^O^


Cranberries add such a festive touch to this drink.

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2 c
frozen cranberries plus 1/2 cup for garnish
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 tsp
orange zest
bottle champagne

Directions Step-By-Step

Make a cranberry orange syrup:

Put the cranberries, orange juice, orange zest and sugar in a large saucepan.

Cook over medium heat until the cranberries break down and the liquid is slightly thickened to a syrup stage which should take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Put the mixture into a blender and blend well.

Caution: Hot liquids in a blender can be dangerous. Be sure to cover the top of the blender with a towel. Make a vent in the blender lid by loosening the center cap. Start slow then speed it up slowly.

Strain and discard any solids and set aside to cool.
Pour 2 tablespoons of this cranberry-orange syrup into the bottoms of 4 chilled champagne glasses.

Add a few cranberries to each glass and gently top off each glass with Champagne and float a few more cranberries on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American