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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

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