There's only one thing to drink at a party that revolves around attaching rhinestones to fabric  and that's sparkling wine. Although we haven't decided which sparkling to pour (favorites as of late are Sofia , anything by Ayala , and Pommery Gold ) FabSugar  and I will have plenty of bubbly chilling on ice. We'll also offer guests a specialty champagne cocktail. While grapefruit is a polarizing ingredient , its elegant jewel-tone color fits in perfectly with our theme. The drink is a combination of fresh-squeezed ruby grapefruit juice and sparkling wine. When making a cocktail that involves sparkling wine, don't be afraid to select a more affordable bottle. For the recipe, .
2 Ruby Red pink grapefruits
1/4 cup sugar
1 750-ml bottle brut Champagne, well chilled
- Using vegetable peeler, remove peel from 1 grapefruit; place in bowl.
- Cut both grapefruits in half; squeeze enough juice to measure 3/4 cup. Mix juice and sugar in bowl with peel. Let stand 5 minutes. Strain into small bowl, pressing on solids.
- Pour 2 tablespoons syrup into each of four 6-ounce flutes. Fill each with 2/3 cup Champagne.
- Drinks, Cocktails