Poinsettia Cocktails // Prosecco with Orange and Cranberry. Perfect to sip on Christmas morning or for your New Year’s Eve party.
I always overbuy Prosecco or champagne every holiday season. (And cheese, for some reason.) I don’t know what I think is going to happen, but I usually have an extra two or three bottles after Christmas and New Years. It’s a good problem to have, I enjoy drinking bubbles out of a nice glass. It makes me feel fancy. Even though I am usually drinking it while in my pajamas. I celebrate that I made it to Christmas morning (it’s no joke for moms you guys) with my homemade cinnamon rolls and a glass of bubbles. Then I go take a very long nap after we open presents.
If I have a big Christmas party, I make a huge punch bowl of my Jingle Juice. It serves two purposes, it is beautiful and can be a centerpiece on the table. It also keeps me from having to have a full bar. I have a signature cocktail along with wine and beer. If I am having a smaller party (or just feel like having a fancy drink) I make these. I always have Cointreau or Grand Marnier in my liquor cabinet. A splash of orange liqueur and cranberry juice with some garnish and a simple glass of Prosecco becomes something even more special.
You can also make an alcohol-free version of these if you want to make something fun for the kids. Sparkling apple cider, a splash of orange and cranberry juices, and the same garnish. I like to keep fancy plastic glasses in the house for the kids during the holidays. It’s the little things like sipping a drink out of fancy glass that they will remember. You know how I know? Because I remember drinking many a sparkling cider out of the plastic champagne glasses that came in two pieces.
- Bottle of Prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine
- Orange liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier are my favorites)
- Cranberry Juice
- orange slices
- fresh cranberries
Add 1 ounce of Cointreau to a champagne glass and a splash of cranberry juice. Pour over Prosecco.
Garnish with orange slices and fresh cranberries.
More holiday cocktails you might like //
Jingle Juice // This packs a literal punch. A citrus sugar with lots of freshly squeezed juice and tons of booze.
Traditional Glogg // You can make this ahead of time and gently reheat.
Coconut Rum Shakes // These are a nice departure from the traditional cocktail, but so fun at a party.Cherry Thyme Champagne Cocktails // The cherry and thyme syrup is a great holiday gift along with a bottle of bubbles.