Wednesday, July 7, 2010

cocktail hour {blood orange champagne cocktail}

These 90 degree days have me reaching for things cold and fruity (especially citrus) so a champagne cocktail sounds perfect right about now. I think it would be delicious with grapefruit too.

blood orange champagne cocktail

- 1/4 cup creme de cassis (black currant liqueur)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh, strained blood orange juice (about 6 oranges)
- 1 750 ml bottle of chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
- blood orange slices (optional)

Spoon 1 1/2 tsp of creme de cassis into each of 8 flutes. Add 3 tablespoons juice to each glass. Top with Champagne and stir gently. Garnish with blood orange slices.

recipe and image via Bon Appetit

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