Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

This time of year with many holiday parties, lunches, brunches, bowl-watching parties, and Christmas morning breakfasts; why not mix things up from the norm and serve Poinsettia Mimosas?! Merry Christmas and bottoms up!

Maraschino cherries
3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1/4 cup Triple Sec, other orange liqueur, or orange juice
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or grenadine syrup
1- 750 milliliter bottle champagne or sparkling apple juice, chilled

1. Use a vegetable peeler or a thin sharp knife to thinly peel the tangerines. Trim peel to form about 6-inch-long spirals. Place a tangerine spiral in each chilled champagne glass, or set spirals aside to add to the rims. Place 1 or 2 maraschino cherries in each glass.
2. In a glass pitcher, combine cranberry juice, Triple Sec, and maraschino cherry juice.
3. For each serving, pour about 1/4 cup cranberry juice mixture into each champagne glass. Add about 1/4 cup champagne, filling glass nearly to the top. Makes 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings.

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