Let’s start the Christmas holiday off right with Cranberry Champagne Cocktails! Fresh Cranberries are in abundance this time of year and I love trying different recipes with fresh cranberries and why not a yummy refreshing cocktail.
Ali in the Valley
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
1- ounce cranberry juice (sweetened)
1 wedge lime
Champagne or sparkling wine
Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
In a chilled Champagne flute, add cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with Champagne. Garnish with 3 or 4 cranberries.
Cranberry Wine Spritzer
1 cup sugar (I use brown sugar)
½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 cup water
1 cup dry white wine (Pinot Grigio)
3 cups seltzer water (I used berry flavor)
Frozen Cranberry Skewers 6 cranberries on kabob sticks made from 2 Fresh Rosemary sticks (frozen)
In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar, cranberry sauce, orange zest, and water over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and then remove from the heat. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes, then chill.
Place ice into 4 glasses; pour ¼ cup cranberry syrup into each glass. Add ¼ cup white wine, if using, the juice from a wedge of lemon and ¾ cup seltzer to each glass.
Garnish w/ Frozen Cranberry Skewers; 6 to 8 cranberries on a rosemary kabob: remove rosemary leaves except the tips and add cranberries to stems then freeze for 15 mins. or until frozen.