Friday, December 30, 2011
Martha's Champagne Cocktails
Martha Stewart has some great ideas on how to punch up your bubbly this year, to make your celebrations even sweeter. Cheers!
Blood Orange Mimosa
Holiday Party Foods 2003, Special Issue 2003
The blood-orange juice turns what would ordinarily be a mimosa into a lovely ruby-tinted cocktail.
Serves 10 to 12
2 1/4 cups freshly squeezed or frozen blood-orange juice
2 750-ml bottles champagne, chilled
Pour 3 tablespoons juice in each champagne flute. Fill flutes with champagne, and serve.
Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail
Body+Soul, November/December 2006
This cocktail is made with icy Moscato d'Asti, which is sweeter than champagne but much lighter than the rich dessert wine also made from Italian moscato grapes. Just the right medium for this fizzy drink, it adds flavor to the silky pear and tart cranberries.
2 tablespoons dry cranberries
1/2 cup organic pear nectar
32 ounces Moscato d'Asti wine
8 small sprigs fresh rosemary
Put cranberries in a small bowl; add 2 tablespoons warm water. Soak until cool, about 15 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and refrigerate until serving.
Divide pear nectar evenly among eight tall champagne glasses. Add cranberries, and then gently pour the Moscato d'Asti into the glasses. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig.
Everyday Food, December 2008
Yield Serves 8
2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle (750 ml) dry sparkling wine, such as Cava, Prosecco, or Champagne
Set a fine-mesh sieve over a small bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, boil ginger, sugar, and 1/4 cup water until syrupy, about 2 minutes. Pour through sieve into bowl, discarding solids. (To store syrup, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 week.)
Pour 1 tablespoon syrup into each of 8 tall glasses. Top with sparkling wine, and gently stir.
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