Poinsettia Cocktail: Champagne and Cranberry

December 20, 2021
Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Hey, y’all! Looking for a festive, easy-to-make cocktail? You’re in the right place: my Poinsettia Cocktail is sure to be your new go-to! A combination of cranberry juice, prosecco or champagne, and triple sec — along with gorgeous garnishes — this cocktail is sure to please. I’m excited to share the recipe with y’all today!

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Poinsettia Cocktail: Champagne and Cranberry

Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Frequently Asked Questions

When mixing a cocktail, should I use cubed or crushed ice?

The answer is truly preference. If you think the cocktail would benefit from “watering down” or some additional water content, use crushed ice. If you want to preserve the pure integrity of the drink, use cubed, as less water will melt into the liquid mixture. I change my preference depending on my mood and/or the tasked drink.

When making a Poinsettia Cocktail, should I use prosecco or champagne?

You should use the one that you already have on hand, as it is most economical. Both will produce a fabulous end result!

What type of glass should I serve my Poinsettia Cocktail in?

I like to serve this drink in a champagne flute.

What garnishes should be on-hand?

I like to garnish my Poinsettias with fresh cranberries and rosemary. It’s also fun to freeze the cranberries, which make de facto ice cubes. I usually just garnish with fresh, but that option exists based on preference.

What is triple sec?

Triple sec is one of my favorite cocktail ingredients; it’s an orange-flavored liqueur that originated in France. I typically purchase DeKuyper.

Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Ingredients, Shopping List: Poinsettia Cocktail

Triple Sec: Orange liqueur — one of my always on-hand ingredients for cocktails.

Champagne or Prosecco: Of choice. I typically recommend going low-end, as it is a mixed drink.

Cranberry Juice: Purchase 100% cranberry juice, not a mix.

Fresh Cranberries: For garnish.

Fresh Rosemary: For garnish.

How To Make A Poinsettia Cocktail

  1. Shake triple sec and cranberry juice over ice.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute, top with champagne or prosecco, and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary.
  3. Cheers!
Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Watch Me Make It!

Poinsettia Cocktail: Tips and Tricks

  • To water down the cocktail, shake with crushed ice.
  • To preserve the fullness/body of flavor, shake with cubed ice.
  • Champagne and prosecco both work for this recipe. Use the one you have on hand/is more affordable.
Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

The Recipe

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Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry
Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Poinsettia: Champagne and Cranberry Cocktail

JC Phelps
Looking a holiday drink? My Poinsettia Cocktail – which features triple sec, champagne/prosecco, + cranberry – will be your new favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • champagne or prosecco to top
  • fresh cranberries for garnish
  • fresh rosemary for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Shake triple sec and cranberry juice over ice.
  • Strain into a champagne flute, top with champagne or prosecco, and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary.
  • Cheers!

Notes

  • To water down the cocktail, shake with crushed ice.
  • To preserve the fullness/body of flavor, shake with cubed ice.
  • Champagne and prosecco both work for this recipe. Use the one you have on hand/is more affordable.

Nutrition

Sodium: 3mgCalcium: 5mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 26IUSugar: 16gFiber: 1gPotassium: 52mgCalories: 113kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1mg
Keyword champagne, cranberry juice, poinsettia, poinsettia cocktail
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Poinsettia Cocktail with Champagne and Cranberry

Making This Drink at Centre College

JC Phelps, Centre College, Kentucky Blogger

Many of y’all know that I am a proud alumnus of Centre College, a small liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky. I was delighted to be invited into the kitchen of the president’s mansion to make this Poinsettia! I was joined by President Moreland and Dr. Riegelman (a Centre legend) — fun was had by all!

JC Phelps, Centre College, Kentucky Blogger

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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