Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A killer cocktail: The Champagne Cosmo

I’ve got a recipe for a cocktail that guarantees merriment and exclamations of “oooh” and “aaah” – Champagne Cosmo (click for the recipe) from Fine Cooking magazine.
   It’s a delicious, refreshing, fizzy concoction that’s very easy to make.
   The recipe makes enough for eight people, but it can easily be halved, doubled or tripled if necessary!
   I’ve never bothered with the business of holding a strip of lime zest over each glass and squeezing it to release the essential oils. The drinks are still amazing without this step, but if you want to do it, go for it!
   Chilled cranberry juice cocktail, Grand Marnier and fresh lime juice are combined in a pitcher.
   The juice mixture is divided among champagne flutes (or any other glass you have!) and topped with chilled brut sparkling wine or Champagne.
   You may want to make one cocktail and do a taste test – lucky you – playing around with the ratio of juice mixture to Champagne. After you’ve got the combination right, serve it to others and enjoy!

Serve Champagne Cosmos with Garlic and Cheese Crostini for a full cocktail and appetizer combination.

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