How to make a cranberry champagne cocktail for the holidays!

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail


What makes this Cranberry Champagne Cocktail so festive?

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Cranberries have long been a symbol of the holidays with their bright, red coloring.  Nothing says holiday better than a beautiful cranberry cocktail!  This cranberry champagne cocktail is a mimosa with all the right holiday flavors! It’s a really fresh and sparkly drink that will soon become one of your favorites for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  We served these at our wedding in October as well because it’s just so darn festive! It’s especially festive when adorned with a sprig of rosemary.

What can I mix with champagne?

There are many fresh juices that mix well with champagne.

  • Orange juice
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Freshly made lemonade
  • Mango juice
  • Sorbet
  • Chambord
  • Cranberry juice

Really any fresh juice will do, but for the holidays, a cranberry juice is the best choice.



What is a good, medium priced champagne for this Cranberry Champagne Cocktail?

Personally, I recommend Chandon.  Most of their champagnes run in the mid $20 range, but you can also find small bottles which are perfect if you’re looking to make a cocktail for yourself and don’t want to open a whole bottle. Perhaps I’m partial to it because we visited on our honeymoon in Napa, I’m not sure.  I find the bottles I’ve had to be really pleasant and I’ve often picked up bottles because I know I can count on a nice, consistent glass with pear and green apple.  It’s my favorite.


What are the best snacks with champagne?

I’ve got you covered here with Holiday Sips – my digital cookbook that pairs all of my favorite holiday cocktails and appetizers perfectly including this Cranberry Champagne Cocktail.  Check it out!


How to make a cranberry champagne cocktail for the holidays!

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

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This holiday cocktail with cranberry juice is the perfect holiday drink! Perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving, this cocktail will get you into the holiday spirit!


  • 4 oz sweetened cranberry juice
  • 4 springs rosemary
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Chill your glasses.
  2. Add cranberry juice and a splash of lime.
  3. Top the glass with champagne.
  4. Add your sprig of rosemary, and pomegranate seeds
  5. Finish by adding a few frozen cranberries

I hope you enjoy everything about the season! 



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