This Cranberry Champagne Cocktail also referred to as a poinsettia drink is perfect to make this holiday season or winter! Sweet, tart, bubbly, and you only need 3 ingredients to make it!
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Why you’ll love it
Great for entertaining – Since this is such a simple and uncomplicated drink to make, it’s perfect to serve when you have family and friends over. Not to mention everyone gets a thrill when a bottle of champagne is popped open.
3 ingredients – That’s right, you only need 3 ingredients to make these champagne cocktails! However, if you want to make them a little more festive I highly recommend adding the cranberries and sprig of fresh rosemary.
What is a cranberry champagne cocktail (poinsettia drink)?
A poinsettia drink is a simple 3 ingredient cocktail that is perfectly flavored and colored for winter and the holiday season. You can serve them with brunch, dinner, or even toast the New Year with them.
Cranberry juice, Cointreau, and champagne are the 3 necessary ingredients too make the cocktail, but to give them a festive flourish, garnish them with fresh or frozen cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. You can always use the rest of the cranberries and make this cranberry orange yogurt cake to serve with them.
Ingredients you’ll need
- Champagne – Dry, bubbly, and perfect for a celebratory cocktail. You don’t need to buy an overly expensive bottle since it will be mixed with other ingredients
- Cranberry juice – For a sweeter cocktail use sweetened cranberry juice. For one that’s more tart use unsweetened. If using unsweetened the tartness will be balanced with the sweetness from the cointreau.
- Cointreau – Cointreau is orange liquor. There are several brands and this along with Grand Marnier are my top choices.
- Cranberries and Rosemary – Garnishes for the cocktail. Not a necessary ingredient, but they are lovely for presentation.
How to make a cranberry champagne cocktail
Before starting, make sure you chill the cranberry juice and champagne.
Combine the cranberry juice and Cointreau in champagne flutes. Use a small whisk, stir stick or straw to stir them together.
Top off the glass with champagne. Garnish with a few frozen or fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
Can I use Prosecco instead of champagne?
Yes. Prosecco, Cava, or any dry sparkling wine can be used to make this cocktail.
Can I make this a non-alcoholic cocktail?
Absolutely. If you want to turn it into a mocktail, simply replace the champagne with a non-alcoholic sparkling cider or wine. The cointreau can be substituted with pulp-free orange juice.
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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
You only need 3 ingredients to make this cranberry champagne cocktail! It's perfect for the holidays and winter!
- 1.5 ounces 100% cranberry juice
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
- 4 ounces Champagne, about 1/2 a glass
- 1 rosemary sprig and frozen or fresh cranberries for garnish
- Combine the cranberry juice and Cointreau in champagne flutes and stir to mix them. Top off with champagne. Garnish with a few frozen or fresh cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.
this still works as a wonderful cocktail in January! loving cranberry well into the new year, thank you!