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Virgin Cosmopolitans

Servings: Makes 4 servings
Cranberry juice is featured in a nonalcoholic version of the cosmopolitan, replacing the usual vodka with fresh tangerine juice. It is a perfect drink for the winter holidays. Shaking the ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker as instructed below helps to chill and blend the contents thoroughly.

Ice cubes
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup fresh tangerine juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 lime zest twists

Put 4 martini glasses in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Just before serving, fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Pour in the cranberry juice, tangerine juice and lime juice. Cover with the lid and shake vigorously up and down for 10 seconds. Strain into the chilled glasses, dividing evenly. Garnish each glass with a lime twist. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Entertaining, by George Dolese (Oxmoor House, 2004).

Date: December 2, 2008