We love the color blood oranges give this classic brunch cocktail. A dash of bitters adds depth. Look for orange bitters--such as Fee Brothers or Stirrings--at liquor stores or specialty grocers. The sugar cube dissolves as you sip, balancing the bitters and giving off bubbles for a festive touch. Juice the oranges and keep chilled up to a day ahead.
12 sugar cubes
1/2 teaspoon blood orange bitters or Angostura bitters
7 1/2 cups sparkling wine, chilled
3 cups fresh blood orange juice (about 6 oranges)
Blood orange rind curls (optional)
How to Make It
Place 1 sugar cube in each of 12 Champagne flutes or slender glasses; add 1 drop bitters to each flute. Combine wine and juice. Divide wine mixture evenly among flutes. Garnish with rind, if desired.