Celebrate the season with a holiday-inspired recipe for a Cranberry Champagne Cocktail.
We are inching our way closer to the end of another delicious year (decade?!) here on Just a Taste. Later this week I’ll be sharing a recap of 2019, including my favorite moments and, of course, the top 10 most popular recipes of the year. But before we get to the last post of the year, let’s get ready to celebrate!
I love a bubbly cocktail, and this recipe for a Cranberry Champagne Cocktail tastes refreshing, looks festive and is easy to whip up. Win, win and win!
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- 1 (12-oz.) bag cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
- 1 medium orange, zested and juiced
- 1 (750-ml.) bottle dry champagne or sparkling wine
Chill Champagne and make cranberry syrup:
- In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and zest, Grand Marnier and 1 cup water.
- Bring the mixture to simmer and cook it until the cranberries burst and soften, about 15 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
- Place a sieve over a bowl then pour the mixture through the sieve. Discard the solids then cover and refrigerate the syrup for a minimum of 2 hours and up to overnight.
- When ready to serve, add 2 tablespoons cranberry syrup to a Champagne flute and top it with chilled champagne. Serve immediately.
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This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. But why discard the solids? I think that would make a lovely preserve on top of cream cheese and bagels or any type of scones or muffins or as a topping over ice cream. Considering that’s a whole bag of cranberries, it would be a shame to waste.
You could definitely use it as a preserve! Great idea!
This cocktail is both tasty and refreshing. Loved it!
I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Mary!