Thursday, November 26, 2009

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail



Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is warmed by glowing embers and the embrace of family and friends. Eat well and enjoy the comforts of this special day. Know that I count you among my blessings. Thank you for a wonderful year.




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love to serve this elegant cocktail for special breakfasts or brunch during the holiday season. It's simple to make and the Champagne lends a festive air to a morning celebration. Ginger ale can be used to fashion a similar drink for any children at the table. Bubbles will be more pronounced if you serve the cocktail in a Champagne flute and add the wine just before serving the drinks. Any good sparkling white wine can substitute for the Champagne.

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1/2-ounce Cointreau or triple sec, chilled
Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
3-ounces cranberry juice, chilled

Directions:
Pour Cointreau and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute. Stir well. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Yield: 1 cocktail.

25 comments:

Michelle said...

Mary-Happy Thanksgiving, I appreciate your visits and commments to my blog, and I am grateful for your friendship and your sharing of your time and talents. Blessings.

food with style said...

CHEERS, it looks marvelous! happy holiday to you~

jeanne said...

Dear Mary, Here's to you and your family with a wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs, Jeanne

Debinhawaii said...

What a perfect holiday brunch drink--fun and festive. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! That cocktail looks yummy, and it's my fav once again w/ the cranberries. Hope you enjoy this day that I believe was invented just for you!

George Gaston said...

Mary, what a great cocktail to get everyone started for the main event to come. Wishing you and your family a blessed & wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Lori E said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada Mary.
I enjoy cranberry juice so this will be a perfect special morning cocktail. Thanks.

Lori said...

Cheers- that is one great drink.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mary. Many thanks to having you in the blogosphere.

A Year on the Grill said...

Cheers, and have a wonderful day... Would love to see your menu, bet it's wonderful

My Little Space said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary! And also to your lovely family. Have a wonderful time. Cheers.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

That does look like the perfect holiday cocktail! So colourful and festive, and thankfully does not contain any actual poinsettia!
Have a wonderful holiday. :)

Di said...

Mary, I thought of you yesterday while making some cranberry sauce, preparing our corn bread stuffing and rolling out the pie shells... ;) what a delight to have recently found your site. Now I am thinking of that carcass for some Portuguese soup!

From our family to yours... have a blessed Thanksgiving! Diana

Maggie B said...

Mary,
I have jotted this recipe down for us to have with our brunch on Christmas Day.
Usually we drink bucks fizz with that meal but this year I'll be ringing the changes with this delish cocktail.
Thank you for visiting me in Normandy and always leaving such friendly & thoughtful comments.

Beverly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, dear Mary. I feel blessed for getting to know you.

chapot said...

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, have a nice day

Bella said...

Sounds wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jamie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary, and I too feel thankful that I've gotten to know you! This drink is very much like a French Kir but I would so much rather drink it with cranberry juice like you make it! Cheers!

the ungourmet said...

Such a lovely cocktail for the holidays! Have a nice Thanksgiving Mary. :0)

Lynda said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary...I enjoy your visits and comments on my blog. Blessings!

shopannies said...

this would be perfect for christmas party thanks for recipe

Foley said...

Mary - Hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving..
I'll take one or two or... of those cocktails!!!

Selba said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Mary :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a lovely Thanksgiving message AND the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail sounds like a nice tradition! Many thanks for sharing!
oxo

Rettabug said...

Thank you for the lovely sentiment & the same back to you!
I've done Kir Royal before with the champagne but this is even prettier...lighter red in color. I'll try it!! Thanks!

fondly,
Rettabug

Katy ~ said...

Saving this idea for Christmas. How fun!

Hope your day was filled with old and new cherished memories and memories that your beautiful family will hold dear.

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