If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and festive libation, this Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is a bubbly way to say cheers to the season. With a tart, sweet, and spiced flavor it checks all the boxes for the perfect seasonal cocktail.
Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail:
Yesterday I taught you how to make a Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup. (You can find that recipe HERE if you missed it.) In that post, I promised I would share a cocktail recipe using the syrup. Well, today I’m happy to fulfill that promise with this Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail.
I think that having a champagne-based cocktail recipe in your repertoire for the holiday season is a must. Why? Well, I think that bubbles and a champagne flute will forever feel classy and special. Hand someone a champagne flute filled with bubbly and they will instantly feel fancy. Who wouldn’t want that for the holidays?
Want more cranberry-based cocktails? Try these:
- Cranberry Old-Fashioned
- Holly Jolly Christmas Punch
- Cranberry Manhattan
- Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
- Jingle Juice Holiday Punch
What I love about this Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is that it’s incredibly easy. Once you have the simple syrup made, you can put this cocktail together in mere minutes.
It’s as simple as adding the syrup to the glass, topping it with champagne, and tossing in a garnish. That’s it.
I’ve used these vintage hand-painted pinecone glasses, but any champagne flute or festive glassware will work. You could even serve this in a coupe glass for a totally different look.
Aren’t these glasses special? I recently found them at a local antique store. (If you’re in/near Pittsburgh, you can find a list of my favorite antique stores HERE.) I bought a set of eight. Unfortunately, I bumped one of them with my elbow when I was taking these pictures and shattered it. So… if anyone happens to have one of these glasses at their house that they aren’t using, please let me know. Ha!
If you’re looking for some of my go-to glassware, you can check out this post HERE where I share some of my favorites along with all of my preferred kitchen tools and accessories.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. Because of its simplicity, it can help to lighten your load this holiday season.
If you’re looking for more festive Christmas cocktail recipes, I have an entire blog post dedicated to all my favorites. There are punches, martinis, and even a cocktail served out of an ornament. There’s something for everyone. You can find that post HERE.
Now, let’s make this Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail!
How to make a Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail:
Add the Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup to the bottom of a champagne flute. You can find my recipe for Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup HERE. I recommend the homemade version, but if you’d like to purchase it, I would recommend THIS.
Slowly top with Champagne. (The simple syrup can be stirred in with the champagne to flavor the entire cocktail or left mostly at the bottom for a sweet finish.)
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a few fresh cranberries.
I’ve provided a full list of the ingredients and detailed recipe instructions in a printable recipe card below.
Cheers, my friends!
As I mentioned above, this is a ready-to-go holiday cocktail idea that you can have in the refrigerator and immediately pop open when unexpected guests arrive this holiday season. It will always feel special, festive, and intentional.
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Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe:
Spiced Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
- 1.5 ounces Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup*
- 4 ounces Champagne or sparkling white wine
- cinnamon stick and fresh cranberries to garnish
- Add the Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup to the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Slowly top with Champagne. (The simple syrup can be stirred in with the Champagne to flavor the entire cocktail or left mostly at the bottom for a sweet finish.)
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a few fresh cranberries.