Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Winter Citrus Champagne Cocktail

It's getting to be almost that time again when we break out the champagne. I actually quite like using it in cocktails although any sparkling wine works the same way. When a drink calls for fizz, why settle for flavorless soda when this adds so much more. So even though it's traditional to drink champagne straight on New Year's Eve, I like creating a special cocktail.

Winter Citrus Champagne Cocktail
My market is filled with wonderful winter citrus like satsuma and blood oranges, clementines and tangerines.

The satsuma is milder than a regular orange (and also much easier to peel). But just that juice mixed with champagne seemed a little tame and more like a brunch mimosa. A little vodka for kick, though, triple sec for flavor and lime juice for balance turned it into a cocktail worthy of the special evening.

The champagne I used was quite sweet so I didn't need to add any extra sugar. But if you're using one that's more dry, feel free to add a 1/2 oz. of simple syrup to even out the lime. Cheers!

Winter Citrus Champagne Cocktail
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Ingredients (2 Cocktails)
  • 4 oz. Satsuma orange juice (about 4 fruits)
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Triple sec
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 4 oz. Champagne
Add the orange juice, vodka, tripe sec and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into chilled flutes and top with the champagne.

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  1. What a gorgeous cocktail! I am loving all the citrus in the markets right now, and this is the perfect use for it!

  2. Cheers to you Anita! I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year!


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