Crimson Spice Champagne Cocktail

Crimson Spice Champagne Cocktail
Photo by James Carrier

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Champagne or other sparkling wine (about 2 2/3 bottles, 750 ml. each), chilled
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 8 slices (quarter size and about 1/8 in. thick) peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup cognac or brandy
  • 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail
  • 8 cups Champagne or other sparkling wine (about 2 2/3 bottles, 750 ml. each), chilled
  • 8 slices (quarter size and about 1/8 in. thick) peeled fresh ginger
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 32 to 48 fresh cranberries, rinsed, or frozen cranberries (optional)
    • 2 cinnamon sticks (about 3 in. long)
    • 1/3 cup cognac or brandy
    • 2 whole star anise
    • 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail
    • 32 to 48 fresh cranberries, rinsed, or frozen cranberries (optional)
    • 2 cinnamon sticks (about 3 in. long)

1. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart pan, combine cranberry juice, ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Boil over high heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour. Let cool about 30 minutes, then pour through a fine strainer into a small pitcher. Chill syrup until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours.2. For each s...

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