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Cranberries are cultivated in Canada, and tradition there calls for hosts to make a punch for Christmas guests. Here, the crop and the custom merge in a delightful champagne cocktail, which takes a French turn with the addition of crme de cassis.

1 1/2 cups chilled cranberry juice
3/4 cup crme de cassis (black currant-flavored liqueur)
1 750-ml bottle chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine

Place 2 tablespoons cranberry juice and 1 tablespoon crme de cassis in each of 12 champagne flutes. Pour 1/4 cup champagne into each and serve.
12 Servings