Drink and Be Berry
Stir up this light, bright cocktail with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne for a festive fizz.
Source: Blueprint, November/December 2007
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 ounce charbay ruby red grapefruit vodka
- 2 ounces champagne
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce black currant juice
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar into 1 1/2 cups water. Add cranberries and simmer for 5 minutes, or until softened. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain, discard liquid, and place cranberries on a tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Chill vodka, Champagne, and juices, then mix in a champagne glass. Garnish with skewer of 4 or 5 frozen candied cranberries. Reserve the rest for another drink.