A couple days ago, we mentioned that it's the season for sweets.
That's true, but it's also the season of the champagne toast. Between the first raising of your glass at Thanksgiving dinner and the last mimosa toast on New Year's Day morning, there's enough "cheersing" going on to give you tennis elbow.
Here's a fun sparkling wine cocktail to mix things up. It's an unexpected combination of rum, orange and sparkling wine.
Rum and orange juice sounds like something a pre-motherhood Snooki would've drunk with breakfast. But rum, orange juice and sparkling wine? That, friends, is a classy combination.
This sparkling rum punch is a festive, sweet concoction, just the sort of thing you want to be able to whip up on a whim during the holidays when friends are coming by.
Sparkling Rum Punch
Southern Living (December 2012)
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Ingredients2 cups fresh orange juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup dark rum
2 (750-milliliter) bottles sparkling wine, chilled
Stir together orange juice, orange liqueur, and rum in a medium bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Pour mixture into a large pitcher or punch bowl, and top with chilled sparkling wine. Serve immediately.
Note from Southern Living: We tested with Cointreau orange liqueur and Asti Spumante sparkling wine.