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Poinsettia Cocktail

A Poinsettia Cocktail, made with Prosecco and cranberry juice, is the perfect festive and elegant cocktail to celebrate Christmas or ring in the New Year.

The holidays are here! Let’s get a little festive! A glass of sparkling wine is always a great way to celebrate anything. I’m thinking it’s the bubbles that make it so fun. Or maybe it’s the “pop”when opening the bottle. But whatever it is, from weddings, to birthdays, to anniversaries and holidays, Prosecco or Champagne is an elegant drink to serve at just about any occasion.

And during the holidays is an excuse to step up the champagne drink game by making a champagne cocktail. They are a jazzed up version of your favorite bubbly. This Poinsettia Cocktail is just that. It is a gorgeous festive cocktail that will be the hit of your next holiday celebration.

What you’ll need to make a Poinsettia Cocktail: 

  • TRIPLE SEC: Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur. It is what I usually have on hand, you can use any orange flavored liqueur though.
  • CRANBERRY JUICE COCKTAIL: I like the added sweetness that the cranberry juice cocktail adds, if you want it less on the sweet side, feel free to use 100% cranberry juice.
  • PROSECCO: Or champagne!
  • ROSEMARY: Adds a sweet earthy taste. Not to mention a bit of pretty to the glass.
  • WHOLE FRESH CRANBERRIES:  To garnish.

How do you make a Poinsettia Cocktail?

This festive cocktail is super easy to make. No cocktail shakers or mixing. Simply pour the triple sec and cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute. Then top with the prosecco. Add a sprig of rosemary and a couple cranberries for a garnish.

See! Isn’t it just so gorgeous! The red from the cranberry, the green from the rosemary and of course those bubbles. Don’t you just love it all?! I know and do and I know that this Poinsettia Cocktail is sure to a hit at your next holiday celebration.

Looking for more festive holiday drinks? Try these!

Peppermint Patty Drink: My absolute favorite drink to serve on Christmas eve! Think peppermint hot chocolate for adults!

Champagne Margarita: Another festive champagne cocktail that is a great way to celebrate!

Pumpkin Pie Martini: This luscious drink is made with real pumpkin!

Easy Holiday Sangria from The Cookie Rookie

Note: This post was originally written in 2009. It was updated with new photos and nutrition information in 2021.

Poinsettia Cocktail

Poinsettia Cocktail. Sweet and bubbly, the perfect festive cocktail to celebrate Christmas or to ring in the New Year.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 401 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 4 ounces prosecco or champagne
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 - 4 whole cranberries

Instructions
 

  • Pour triple sec and cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute.
  • Top with prosecco or champagne. Add a sprig of rosemary and a couple cranberries for garnish.

Notes

You can use prosecco or champagne for this, either will work! 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 18gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 248IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
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Keywords: bubbly drink, champagne, cocktail, cranberry, holiday drink, new years cocktail, new years eve, prosecco

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  • Reply
    Jenn
    December 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Happy New Year to you, Des!

  • Reply
    Jessie
    December 31, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Happy New Year to you too! I hope 2010 is awesome!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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