cranberry champagne cocktail

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By Maggie M
from In The Kitchen, OH

Cranberries add such a festive touch to this drink.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For cranberry champagne cocktail

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

How To Make cranberry champagne cocktail

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.