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Champagne Cosmo


Serves eight.

  • Make the menu:
    A Modern Christmas
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 96

Sip this festive sparkler—a Champagne twist on a Cosmopolitan—before dinner or while you enjoy the first course.

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  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 8 thin strips of lime zest (from 2 limes), each about 1/4 inch wide and 3 inches long
  • 2 bottles (750 ml) brut sparkling wine or Champagne, chilled

Combine the cranberry juice, Grand Marnier, and lime juice in a small pitcher and mix well. Hold a lime strip over a tall Champagne flute, twist or tie it into a single knot to release the essential oils, and drop the zest into the flute. Repeat with the remaining zest and seven more flutes. Divide the juice mixture equally among the flutes. Top each flute with the sparkling wine (depending on the size of your flutes, you may not need all of the wine). Serve immediately.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 210, Fat (kcal): 0, Fat Calories (g): 0, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 0, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0, Carbohydrates (mg): 16, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0, Sodium (g): 0, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 0,

Photo: Scott Phillips

Hands down, best cocktail I've ever had! Delicious and beautiful.

Beautiful, tasty, easy to make cocktail enjoyed by both champagne and beer drinkers!

Really yummy!!!

This was great for the holidays!

Great drink-had these instead of mimosas the past two years for xmas. This year subbed pomegranate juice for the cranberry and orange juice for the grand marnier. Either way a lovely drink.

Oh my goodness... this is the best tasting drink and if served in a martini glass, easily the most gorgeous! I've ordered it everywhere I go! And made it at home for every party I've thrown!

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