POPSUGAR Celebrity

Come Party With Me: Bedazzle Bonanza — Drinks

Mar 19 2009 - 12:50pm

There's only one thing to drink at a party that revolves around attaching rhinestones to fabric [1] and that's sparkling wine. Although we haven't decided which sparkling to pour (favorites as of late are Sofia [2], anything by Ayala [3], and Pommery Gold [4]) FabSugar [5] 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 [6], 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, .

Ruby Champagne Cocktail

Ruby Champagne Cocktail


2 Ruby Red pink grapefruits
1/4 cup sugar
1 750-ml bottle brut Champagne, well chilled


  1. Using vegetable peeler, remove peel from 1 grapefruit; place in bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons syrup into each of four 6-ounce flutes. Fill each with 2/3 cup Champagne.

Serves 4.

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