Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

red champagne cocktailThis cocktail is a great compliment to Bridget Charters’ Galley Gourmet holiday dinner party-themed column (find it here). Not only is it delicious, but it is a wonderful use of Thanksgiving leftover cranberry sauce! If you don’t have any leftover cranberry sauce on hand, you can go ahead and make another batch using the recipe below.

Make the Sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12-oz. bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1 large piece of orange zest, white removed
  • 2 cloves, whole
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves

Directions: Put the cranberry sauce in the bottom of the champagne flutes, pour a small amount of cold sparkling wine over the cranberry sauce, and allow to settle (or it will foam over). Once the bubbles have stopped, pour more wine in the glass to just below the rim. Garnish with three cranberries.

Make the drink

  • Dry champagne
  • Whole cranberries
  • 1-2 tbsp. pureed cranberry

Directions: Put the cranberry sauce in the bottom of the champagne flutes, pour a small amount of cold sparkling wine over the cranberry sauce, and allow to settle (or it will foam over). Once the bubbles have stopped, pour more wine in the glass to just below the rim. Garnish with three cranberries.

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Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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