Poinsettia (Cranberry Champagne Cocktail)

  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau, or other orange liqueur
  • 4 tablespoons 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 glass champagne (6 tablespoons)*
  • For the garnish: 1 rosemary sprig, whole cranberries

Place the cointreau and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold. Strain the liquid into a champagne flute. (You can skip this step if the cranberry juice is well chilled.)

Top off the glass with champagne (no need to measure). Garnish and serve. 

(Note: You can also make a large batch of cointreau and cranberry juice ahead if desired, then measure out 6 tablespoons per glass.)

*You’ll get about 8 to 10 drinks per 1 bottle of champagne. Make it non-alcoholic by using non-alcoholic sparkling juice.

*What’s a substitute for a cocktail shaker? If you want to make this Poinsettia drink without one, use a glass mason jar! Place the cocktail in the jar and fill it with ice. Then screw on the top and shake! When you pour out the cocktail, use a mesh strainer to keep the ice inside the mason jar.