Recipe of the day: Delicious cocktail hour recipes



If there’s an excuse to celebrate something, then now is the time. With Christmas festivities over and the new year drawing closer, a glass of a perfectly-mixed cocktail would do to end the year.

These recipes add a fun holiday twist and are perfect for a low-key holiday cocktail hour.

Champagne Margaritas

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 1 c. silver tequila
  • 1/2 c. orange liqueur
  • 1 bottle of champagne (about 3 cups)
  • lime wedges, for rim
  • salt, for rim

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
  2. Run lime wedges around the rim of each champagne flute and dip the rims in coarse salt.
  3. Divide margaritas between flutes and garnish with lime wedges.

Cranberry Mimosas

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Ingredients

  • 1 lime, halved
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 12 fresh cranberries
  • 4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary

Directions

  1. Line champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  2. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

Mimosa Margaritas

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. tequila
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • Lime wedge, for rimming glasses
  • Coarse salt, for rimming glasses
  • 1 bottle of champagne or prosecco
  • Orange and lime slices for serving

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, combine orange juice, tequila, and lime juice and stir to combine.
  2. Rim glass rims with lime and dip in salt. Pour in the orange juice mixture and top off with champagne.
  3. Add sliced oranges and limes to glasses and serve.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosas

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Ingredients

  • Orange wedges, for rim and garnish
  • Sugar, for rimming glass
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • Few splashes grenadine

Directions

  1. Rim glasses with an orange wedge and dip in sugar.
  2. In each flute, pour 1 ounce of tequila and top off halfway with champagne.
  3. Top off with orange juice and a splash of grenadine.
  4. Garnish with an orange wedge and serve.

This recipe can be found on Delish

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