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Spiked Satsuma Champagne

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 13 mins
Total time 43 mins
Yield

Makes 9 1/2 cups

Frozen orange slices serve double duty as ice cubes and garnish in this bubbly elixir.

Ingredients

  • 2 satsumas, thinly sliced
  • Wax paper
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh satsuma orange juice (about 9 satsumas)
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles chilled dry Champagne

How to Make It

  1. Arrange orange slices on a baking sheet lined with wax paper; freeze 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup water and sugar in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until very hot. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  3. Combine sugar syrup, juice, and liqueur in a pitcher; chill until ready to serve.

  4. Place 1 frozen orange slice in each Champagne glass. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into each glass. Top with Champagne, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Fresh tangerines and bottled juice may be substituted. Look for both in the produce section.

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