Roasted cranberry & champagne sparkler

2013-12-16
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  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 0m

Festive holiday drink

Cranberries roasted with a bit of orange zest, orange liqueur and a hefty sprinkling of sugar makes a festive and tasty garnish to a glass of champagne.

Tips

Use a fine microplane to zest your orange peel.

The cranberries can be roasted a couple days in advance and stored covered in the fridge.

Cranberries freeze beautifully, so as soon as they come on the market, buy a couple bags and toss them in your freezer.

1 bag of cranberries will make enough garnish for 12 or more glasses of champagne. This is an easy special cocktail to make for a large number of people.

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce bag of cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 T Patron citronge, or other orange liquor
  • 2 bottles of champagne
  • 12 sprigs of mint

Instructions

Step 1

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Put the cranberries on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the cranberries with the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Roast for 20 minutes until cranberry skins have popped and liquid has been reduced to a syrup.

Step 2

Allow to cool. Refrigerate until ready to use. May be made a day or two in advance.

Step 3

Fill champagne glasses with champagne. Drop a spoonful of roasted cranberries in each flute. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.

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