Clementine Crush Sparkling Cocktail

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Sparkling wine is wonderful on its own, but why not step it up a notch?

Thanks to the vibrant flavours of clementines (or satsumas if you prefer), cranberries and fresh rosemary, this pitcher full of sparkling wine-based cocktails is prime for winter celebrations. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the clementine zest in large pieces for the chopping and twists.

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 ⅔ cups clementine juice, plus 1 tbsp finely chopped clementine zest, plus 1 clementine for garnish (from 12-14 fruits total)
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup organic 100 percent cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries
  • 8 (1-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling wine, such as Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut, well chilled
  • 1 (12-oz) can tonic water or ginger ale

Method

In a wide, shallow dish, mix zest and sugar together with your fingers. Wet the rim of 8 cocktail glasses with a wet paper towel, and then dredge in clementine sugar to coat. In a large pitcher, use a wooden spoon to muddle cranberry juice, cranberries and rosemary sprigs thoroughly. Fill pitcher with ice cubes. Top off with clementine juice, wine and tonic water or ginger ale. Stir vigorously; pour into glasses, garnish with clementine twists and serve.


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