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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
I like an easy, smart cocktail and this is a good one. Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is a sort of a variation on a Kir Royal. I like to add a sprig of mint as a garnish or a slice of orange. And it looks beautiful in the glass. Let's have one now!
Makes 8 cocktails.

8 tablespoons Cointreau, chilled
12 teaspoons frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate, thawed
1 750-ml bottle Champagne, chilled
8 fresh or frozen cranberries

Place 1 tablespoon Cointreau and 1 1/2 teaspoons cranberry juice concentrate in each of 8 Champagne flutes. Top with Champagne. Drop 1 cranberry into each cocktail and serve.