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Rudolph's nose (left) chilly pear. Christmas brunch is an excellent time break out light but festive cocktails thcan elevate meal

Rudolph's nose (left), and a chilly pear. Christmas brunch is an excellent time to break out the light but festive cocktails that can elevate the meal from a cooked breakfast to a real occasion. | AP Photo/Matthew Mead

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Updated: January 22, 2012 8:02AM



1 ounce vodka

1/2 ounce triple sec

1 ounce cranberry juice

1 ounce cherry juice

2- 3 fresh raspberries

Brut Champagne or sparkling wine

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and cherry juice. Shake, then strain into a sparkling wine flute. Drop the raspberries into the glass, then top with Champagne.

J.M. Hirsch

Nutrition facts per serving: 190 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 12 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 10 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

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