Recipe from Midwest Living
Cranberry and cherry juices give this champagne drink its festive bright red color.
Servings: 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings
Total Time: 10 mins
3 to 4tangerines (optional)see savings
Maraschino cherries (optional)see savings
3 cupscranberry juice, chilledsee savings
1/4 cupTriple Sec, orange liqueur, or orange juicesee savings
2 tablespoonsmaraschino cherry juice or grenadine syrupsee savings
1 750-milliliter bottlechampagne or sparkling apple juice or one 32-ounce bottle carbonated water or lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilledsee savings
Small carambola (star fruit) slices, seeded (optional)see savings
If you like, use a vegetable peeler or a thin sharp knife to thinly peel the tangerines into about 6-inch long spirals of peel. Place a tangerine spiral into each chilled champagne flute. If you like, add 1 or 2 maraschino cherries.
In a glass pitcher, combine chilled cranberry juice, Triple Sec, and maraschino cherry juice.
For each serving, half fill chilled champagne flute with cranberry juice mixture (about 2 ounces). Pour in the chilled champagne and fill almost to the top (about 2 ounces). Gently stir with an up-and-down motion (mixes the drink without destroying the carbonation of the champagne). Garnish the rim with a carambola (star fruit) slice. Makes 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings.
Per serving: Calories 103, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 3 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 0 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 37%, Calcium 0%, Iron 1%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet