Cara Cara Orange Sparkler Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Cara Cara Oranges
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This is a delicious and refreshing drink. The recipe calls for Cara Cara oranges which have a tangy cranberry zing with cherry flavored undertones. Your guests will be delighted!


  • 1/2 cup Sunkist® cara cara orange juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Sunkist® cara cara orange zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Brandy

    Drink Assembly - Per Drink:
  • 1 1/2 oz. Sunkist® Cara Cara Orange Brandy Syrup
  • 5 oz. Brut champagne
  • 2 Sunkist® cara cara orange segments

Instructions: (Makes 1 serving)

  • Cara Cara Orange Brandy Syrup (6 oz.) Combine orange juice, zest, sugar and water to create a simple syrup. Stirring often, steep over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add brandy. Strain mixture and store in refrigerator.

  • For the Drink Assembly - Per Drink: Pour brandy syrup into the bottom of a champagne flute. Slowly pour champagne to create a layered drink. Float the Cara Cara orange segments in champagne.

Recipe Created Exclusively for Sunkist Growers by Chef Robert Danhi