Poinsettia Cocktail


Poinsettia Cocktail

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Tonight 2009 comes to a close. For some it has been a good year for others you’re ready to say  good riddance. Whichever it is, there will probably be a toast involved so I thought I would share a cocktail with you today. Its sweet and bubbly,  a perfect way to welcome 2010.

I first had a Poinsettia Cocktail a couple of weeks ago at a local restaurant. I wanted something festive so I perused their menu for a holiday cocktail special. The only one they had was called a Poinsettia Cocktail. With triple sec, champagne and a splash of cranberry it sounded delightful so I ordered one. And then I ordered another. After all, I wasn’t driving and its all about holiday cheer right?

I happened to like them so much that I decided to make them at home. When I made them, I decided to substitute prosecco, a dry sparkling wine, because I prefer it to champagne. Use whichever you prefer.

  • Makes 1 cocktail


  • 1.5 ounces Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup prosecco or champagne


  1. Pour triple sec and cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute.
  2. Top with prosecco or champagne.

Whatever your plans are for this evening, I hope you ring in 2010 with plenty of food, family, friends and fun. Be safe! Cheers and here's to 2010!

A little bit about me...

My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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