Clementine and cinnamon champagne cocktail

Makes 6-8 glasses
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We served this recently for a Mario Testino party and it went down a treat. I'm planning to serve it before lunch on Christmas Day. The grown ups can have the real thing, while kids and drivers have a non-alcoholic version made with lemonade or fizzy elderflower.

1 bottle of champagne
4 clementines, peeled, blended and strained
1 clementine, segmented and the skin taken off the segments
2 tbsp of orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1 long cinnamon stick

Put the clementine segments in a bowl with the orange liqueur and cinnamon, stir well and leave for an hour or so.

To serve, break the cinnamon stick into 6-8 long lengths with a knife and skewer a clementine segment on the end of each piece so you have one for each glass. Put about a tablespoon of the clementine juice into each champagne glass and carefully top up with champagne, stirring it as it tends to fizz up and will end up all over the table if you're not careful. Put a clementine and cinnamon stick in each and serve.

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