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Clementine Crush Sparkling Cocktail

Presented by Luvena Campbell, Whole Foods Prepared Foods Team

2 2/3 cups clementine juice, plus 1 tablespoon finely chopped clementine zest, plus 1 clementine for garnish (from 12-14 fruits total)

1/4 cup cane sugar

1 cup organic 100% cranberry juice

3/4 cup fresh cranberries

8 (1-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary

1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling wine, such as Pascual Toso Sparkling Brut,well chilled 1 (12-ounce) can tonic water or ginger ale

 

In a wide, shallow dish, mix zest and sugar together with your fingers. Wet the rim of 8 cocktail glasses with a wet paper towel, and then dredge in clementine sugar to coat. In a large pitcher, use a wooden spoon to muddle cranberry juice, cranberries and rosemary sprigs thoroughly. Fill pitcher with ice cubes. Top off with clementine juice, wine and tonic water or ginger ale. Stir vigorously; pour into glasses; garnish with clementine twists and serve.

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