Sparkling Champagne Cocktail with a Grapefruit Twist

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me… cocktails sparkling!

At Harvey Norman, we’re celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 delicious recipes. On the menu today: Sparkling Champagne Cocktail with a Grapefruit Twist.

 

Makes 9.

Prep 10 minutes (+ 6 hours freezing).

Cook 10 minutes.

 

Ingredients

½ cup (110g) caster sugar.

½ cup (125ml) water.

4 sprigs rosemary.

2 cups grapefruit juice.

750ml pink sparkling wine.

½ cup Chambord liqueur.

1 ruby grapefruit, peeled, segmented.

4 small rosemary sprigs, extra, to serve.

 

Tool of the Trade: Philips Vacuum Blender

Recipe/Photography supplied by Australian Women’s Weekly and Country Style magazines.

 

Method

▶ 1. Place sugar, the water and rosemary in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until syrupy. Pour into a large jug, discarding the rosemary. Add grapefruit juice and mix together.

▶ 2. Divide the grapefruit juice between two large ziplock bags. Place on a large tray and freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen. Break into pieces.

▶ 3. To make frosé, place the frozen grapefruit and sparkling wine into a Philips Vacuum Blender. Blend until combined.

▶ 4. Pour Chambord into the base of each glass and pour over the frosé. Serve with grapefruit segments and extra rosemary sprigs.

 

Cook’s note:

We added an extra celebratory touch by dipping the rims of our cocktail glasses in a mix of 1 tablespoon sea salt, 1 tablespoon caster sugar, the zest of ½ ruby grapefruit and ½ teaspoon finely chopped rosemary.

 

12 Days of Christmas Recipes

Is your mouth-watering? Celebrate the festive season with our complete 12 Days of Christmas recipes:

▶ Day 1: Coconut and Raspberry Layer Cake

▶ Day 2: Caramel, Hazelnut and Praline Affogato

▶ Day 3: Sparkling Champagne Cocktail with a Grapefruit Twist

▶ Day 4: Mini Chocolate Orange Puddings with Gold Leaf Oranges

▶ Day 5: Five-Spice Maple-Glazed Ham

▶ Day 6: Six Herb, Pea and Avocado Dip with Sliced Radish and Mixed Micro Herbs

▶ Day 7: Lemongrass-Cured Salmon with Coriander Blinis and Lime Crème Fraiche 

▶ Day 8: Fig, Raspberry and Meringue Trifles

▶ Day 9: Sloe Gin Turkish Delight and Coconut Jellies

▶ Day 10: Parmesan and Potato Rösti Nests with Rare Roast Beef

▶ Day 11: Berry, Chocolate and Coconut Ice Cream Log

▶ Day 12: Sour Cherry and Brownie Truffles