Paris' Crimson Champagne Cocktail
- 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
- 4 slices fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 piece star anise
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 fresh cranberry, for garnish
For cranberry syrup In a medium saucepan, boil the cranberry juice cocktail, the ginger, the cinnamon stick, and the star anise for half an hour or until reduced to 1 cup. Let cool.
For cocktail Fill a Champagne flute half-full with Champagne and add the brandy. Add 1 ounce Brandy-Cranberry Syrup and mix. Garnish with fresh cranberry.
Cook's note:The syrup recipe makes enough for 10 drinks