Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is perfect for celebrating any occasion. So raise your glass and celebrate with this simple and elegant champagne cocktail made with fresh cranberries and a splash of cranberry juice.
Special occasions and holidays are the perfect time to raise your glass to happiness, health, and the future and this champagne cocktail made with a splash of cranberry juice, sweetened lime juice and fresh sprig of rosemary is the perfect cocktail to celebrate with.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
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Celebrating the New Year has always been one of my favorite times to look back and ponder on all the fun and hard work that has gone by and being able to toast to all the new and exciting adventures to come. This cranberry champagne cocktail will be just what you need to do just that and get the party started.
What is a champagne cocktail?
A traditional champagne cocktail contains sugar, brandy, Angostura bitters, champagne, and a maraschino cherry.
How do you enjoy champagne?
Begin by chilling champagne before you are ready to drink it. You can do this by filling a bucket with ice and about 1/3 of the way full with water. Place your champagne bottle in the ice water to chill for 15-20 minutes.
How do you make a cranberry champagne cocktail?
- Using four champagne glasses fill each one with 4-5 fresh cranberries and a slice of lime.
- Fill each glass 3/4 the way full with champagne and add a 1/2 teaspoon sweetened lime juice and a splash of cranberry juice.
- Top with a fresh sprig of rosemary and serve.
Champagne cocktails, like a Fresh Cranberry Mimosa or this Cranberry Champagne Cocktail, are a fun and easy beverage to serve at all your holiday parties. Adding a splash of cranberry juice gives this cocktail an elegant look and a slightly sweet, yet not too sweet, flavor. If you are having a party with kiddos too, you can easily let them join in on the toasting fun by substituting a little bubbly sparking cider, in place of the champagne, to their glasses.
What juices go well with champagne?
- grape juice
- orange juice
- raspberry juice
- cranberry juice
What appetizers go with champagne?
- Coconut shrimp
- Cheese ball
- Maple glazed bacon wrapped little smokies
- Crab dip
- Strawberry fruit dip
- Turkey cranberry pinwheels
How do you open a champagne bottle?
Opening a champagne bottle gives most people a slight wince, due to the anticipation of the cork finally breaking loose and the notorious and celebratory “pop” that happens. If you have opened a bottle you will understand what I am talking about.
But opening a champagne bottle is very basic.
- Remove and throw away the foil wrapped around the top.
- Loosen the wire cage that is around the cork, remove it, and place a small towel over the top of the bottle.
- With one hand hold the towel over the top of the bottle around the cork. With the other hand grab the base of the bottle and, pointing it into a safe direction, begin to twist. Do not twist the hand holding the cork, only the hand holding the base. You will feel the cork begin to loosen and release into your hand.
Does champagne go bad?
Yes, champagne eventually goes bad, however an unopened bottle of vintage champagne can last five to ten years. An opened bottle of champagne will last three to five days if re-corked and stored in cool, dry place.
So ring in the new year and celebrate with family and friends with an elegant and bubbly glass of this cranberry champagne cocktail.
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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
- 2 bottles champagne
- 1 15.2 oz container of cranberry juice
- 1 12 oz bottle sweetened lime juice
- Fresh cranberries
- 2 limes sliced into wedges
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- 4 champagne flutes
- Place 4-5 fresh cranberries in the bottom of each champagne glass and one lime wedge.
- Fill each glass ¾ the way with champagne and add 1 tsp of sweetened lime juice and a splash of cranberry juice. Top with a sprig of fresh rosemary and serve.