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Add a shot of cheery red to your holiday cocktail party with these festive potables



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Lemon Bacca Baci Mistletoe Martini Pama Pomegranate Poinsettia Crimson Spice
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • 1    tablespoon fresh blackberries, currants, or raspberries
  • Crushed ice
  • In a mixing glass, combine sparkling wine and limoncello.

Place a spoonful of crushed ice in a champagne flute and top with
raspberries, blackberries, or currants. Pour the sparkling limoncello mixture over the berries and ice.
 

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 3 ounces cranberry tea, chilled
  • ¾ ounces lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons sugar

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into two chilled cocktail glasses.

  • 1 ounce Pama
  • Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 ounce cointreau
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 3 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange zest

Mix first three liquids in a tumbler with ice. Slowly add champagne/sparkling wine, stirring gently. Rim a flute glass with orange zest. Strain cocktail into serving glass.

  • 2 quarts cranberry juice
  • 8 slices peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • ¹/³ cup cognac or brandy
  • 8 cups champagne Fresh or frozen cranberries

In a 4-quart pan, combine cranberry juice, ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Boil until reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour. Cool 30 minutes and pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Chill syrup at least 1-1/2 hours. For each serving, pour 2 tablespoons cranberry syrup and 1 teaspoon cognac into a flute. Add 1/2 cup champagne. Garnish with 2
or 3 cranberries.
 

Source: thenibble.com. Source: cocktails.about.com.
 
Source: cocktails.about.com.
 
Source: Sunset Magazine.

 

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