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Poinsettia Cocktail

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Posted: 11/19/21

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The Poinsettia Cocktail is a cranberry champagne cocktail that is both stunning and refreshing. With only three ingredients and a bright red hue, it is vibrant in appearance and flavor. This recipe is simple to make at home, making it perfect for Thanksgiving or your next holiday gathering!

two champagne flutes of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries with bottle of champagne in the background

Serving a cocktail that is both vibrant and easy on the palate is key when hosting. While the name and vibrant color are perfect for the holidays, this Poinsettia cocktail can be enjoyed all year round.

Poinsettia Cocktail Recipe

Just three ingredients are all you’ll need to make a Poinsettia cocktail for yourself or for a crowd. For one cocktail:

  • 3 ounces Cranberry Juice- make sure you use 100% cranberry juice for this recipe
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau (or other good quality orange liqueuer)
  • Champagne to top
pouring a bottle of Cointreau into a glass of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries

How to Make a Champagne and Cranberry Juice Cocktail

  1. Dip your glass in corn syrup to lightly coat the rim
  2. Roll the rim in gold sprinkles
  3. Pour the Cranberry juice and the Cointreau into the glass.
  4. Stir gently.
  5. Top with Champagne.
  6. Drink and enjoy!

You can also make a mocktail by swapping champagne for sparkling grape juice and the Cointreau for a splash of orange juice. This is a perfect alternative for those who don’t drink alcohol, pregnant women, and kids.

pouring a bottle of Champagne into a glass of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries

How to Serve

Since no ice is involved, it’s important to chill ingredients prior to making the drink. Serve in champagne flutes with gold sprinkles rimming the glass. Top the glasses with champagne right before serving to ensure freshness followed by a few cranberries.

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two champagne flutes of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries with bottle of champagne in the background
two champagne flutes of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries with bottle of champagne in the background
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Poinsettia Cocktail

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 4 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
The Poinsettia Cocktail is a cranberry champagne cocktail that is both stunning and refreshing. With only three ingredients and a vibrant red hue, it is vibrant in appearance and flavor and simple to make at home.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau ex. orange liqueur
  • Champagne to top
  • Gold Sprinkles optional
  • Corn Syrup optional

Instructions

  • Dip your glass rim and coat lightly with the corn syrup.
  • Rim the glass with the gold sprinkles.
  • Pour the Cranberry juice and the Cointreau into the glass.
  • Stir.
  • Top with Champagne.
  • Drink and enjoy!
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two champagne flutes of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries with bottle of champagne in the background

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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