Monday, December 17, 2007

Martha's Berry Little Cocktail

Have yourself a Berry Little Cocktail. Stir up this light, bright drink with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne to add a festive fizz to your holiday bash. This delicious holiday spirit comes is adapted from Blueprint Magazine, November/December 2007.
Serves 1
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 ounce ruby red grapefruit vodka, such as Charbay, chilled
2 ounces champagne, chilled
1 ounce cranberry juice, chilled
1 ounce black currant juice or blackberry puree, chilled
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar into 1 1/2 cups water. Add cranberries and simmer until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain, discarding liquid, and place cranberries on a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer and chill at least 2 hours.
Mix together vodka, Champagne, cranberry, and currant juice in a Champagne glass. Garnish with a skewer of 4 or 5 frozen cranberries. Reserve remaining cranberries for another drink.

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I am going to make this for my sister when she arrives with my two beautiful nieces from Portland, Oregon for holiday vacation.
Can't wait to see you Sta!! Get ready to party down babe!

1 comment:

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

It looks and sounds de-lish! I hope you girls enjoy them!

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