"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 orange 1 lemon 1/4 cup cranberry-flavored liqueur or cognac 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur or triple sec 1 bottle pink or regular champagne or sparkling white wine, well chilled Fresh cranberries
1. Remove colored peel, not white pith, from orange and lemon in long thin strips with citrus peeler. Refrigerate orange and lemon for another use. Combine peels and cranberry and orange flavored liqueurs in glass pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 6 hours.
2. Just before serving, tilt pitcher to one side and slowly pour in champagne. Leave peels in pitcher for added flavor. Place a cranberry in bottom of each champagne glass. Pour punch into glasses. Garnish with citrus strips tied in knots.
3. Nonalcoholic Cranberry Punch: Pour 3 cups well-chilled club soda into 2/3 cup cranberry cocktail concentrate, thawed.
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