Monday, February 13, 2012

Sparkle on Valentine’s Day with Champagne Cocktails

Valentine's Day is not complete without a very girly, pink, bubbly and romantic cocktail. No matter how you celebrate this year, with friends, a significant other, or a quiet night alone, make the holiday sparkle with a glass that instantly adds fun.

Cranberry Splash
Serves 12

6 cups red cranberry juice
1 (750-milliliter) bottle champagne

Pour cranberry juice into Champagne glasses, filling half of glass.  Slowly pour Champagne over cranberry juice until glass is filled.  

Strawberry Kiss

Serves 8 to 10

1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne

Remove the stems from the strawberries and place the berries in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until pureed. Pour the Champagne into glasses, leaving about 1 inch at the top of each glass. Add 2 tablespoons pureed strawberries to each glass.

Raspberry Bubbly

Serves 8

1/2 cup blackberry schnapps
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne
Raspberry sorbet

Pour 1 tablespoon blackberry schnapps into the bottom of each of 8 champagne glasses. Top each with Champagne, leaving at least 1 inch at the top of the glass. Using a melon baller or a small scoop, drop one small ball of sorbet into each glass.
The Champagne will fizz with the sorbet.

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