Are you in charge of the holiday cocktails this year? If you're looking for an easy cocktail with a fruit that is in season in Louisiana right now - look no further than this Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria!

This is sure to be a crowd pleaser...just look at it!

YIELD: SERVES 4 APPROPRIATELY, 2 OBNOXIOUSLY, AND IS EASILY MULTIPlIED
 
TOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES

ingredients:

6 satsuma oranges
8 ounces strawberries, hulled
1 pint raspberries
1 (750mL) bottle of chilled champagne, as dry or sweet as you'd like it
6 ounces Grand Marnier liqueur
4 ounces club soda
2 ounces cherry brandy
fresh mint for garnish

directions:

Add 2 of the satsuma oranges, the strawberries and raspberries to a large punch bowl or pitcher. Juice the remaining 4 satsumas - you want about 1/2 or 2/3 cup of orange juice. Add the champagne, grand marnier, club soda and brandy to the bowl and stir everything together. Taste the sangria and if it's not sweet enough for you, add some simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled then cooled to room temperature) until it reaches the desired sweetness. Serve with a garnish of fresh mint.
You can definitely make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge, but making it waaaay advance may cause it too lose some of the bubbles.
 
 
 
Recipe courtesy of >> http://www.howsweeteats.com/