Friday, December 30, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Drinks, Cocktails)

Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails

 Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails 

In China, citrus is given at the New Year as a sign of prosperity. In a champagne cocktail, sweet-tart oranges balance the flavors of the alcohol and other fruit.

Total Time:
Prep:
Level: Easy
Yield: 8 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 3 seedless oranges
  • Peel of 1/2 orange
  • ½ c. red cherries
  • ½ c. sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica)
  • ¼ c. blended Scotch (such as Famous Grouse)
  • 1 bottle champagne or other dry sparkling wine (such as Domaine Saint Vincent Brut)
 

Directions

  1. Transfer orange juice to a blender. Add cherries and blend until fruit is pureed. Strain juice into a pitcher. Stir in vermouth and Scotch.
  2. Divide cocktail mixture among 8 glasses and top off each with about 1/3 cup champagne. Garnish with orange peels.

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