Recipe: Tangerine Champagne


Tangerine Champagne, Courtesy: www.foodnetwork.com
Tangerine Champagne, Courtesy: http://www.foodnetwork.com

Here’s a fruity twist on a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration beverage. Try this Tangerine Champagne to brighten up your revelry.

Did you know that  champagne is actually a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France? It is made using a secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation.

I consulted Wikipedia for information on how to properly open a bottle of champagne and found that, “to reduce the risk of spilling or spraying any Champagne, open the Champagne bottle by holding the cork and rotating the bottle at an angle in order to ease out the stopper. This method, as opposed to pulling the cork out, prevents the cork from flying out of the bottle at speed.”  

Remember, it’s all fun and games until someone gets an eye poked out!

Ingredients:

1 part tangerine juice
1 part Champagne, or other sparkling wine of choice
Blueberries, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a Champagne glass, pour in the tangerine juice and Champagne.
  2. Garnish with a few blueberries.
  3. Serve chilled.

Food Mingle Blog Alterations and Substitutions:

  • there are almost an endless number of substitutions you can make for this beverage, including switching out the champagne for sparkling water or wine, substituting the tangerine juice with your favorite fruit juice and using your favorite fruit to garnish – have fun with it!
  • I don’t have special Champagne glasses, so I used a wine glass – let’s not get too formal!

Yield: 1 serving

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, Courtesy: Sandra Lee, Show: Semi-Homemade Cooking, Episode: Ocean Breeze.  Wikipedia.com

 

happy new year

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