This refreshing, bubbly Poinsettia Cocktail is the perfect addition to any holiday party.
Let the holiday festivities begin! I’ve always loved the idea of serving a ‘signature’ cocktail at all of our holiday parties, and this easy, refreshing Poinsettia Cocktail is the perfect choice for any of your Christmas gatherings with friends and family.
A Poinsettia Cocktail is simply cranberry juice, orange liquor (such as triple sec) and champagne or prosecco – garnished with a twist of orange peel.
In addition to being so pretty and festive – this Poinsettia Cocktail is a great option for mixing up in a pitcher. You’ll pour the cranberry juice and orange liquor into a pitcher, along with a little bit of champagne and stir gently to combine.
Next, fill a champagne glass about halfway with the juice-liquor mixture and top with more champagne so it’s extra bubbly. Then add a strip of orange peel for garnish if you’d like.
Your guests can help themselves to their Poinsettia Cocktail refills, and you can enjoy the party too instead of playing bartender all night. Cheers!
A last few notes: You can use either champagne or prosecco in this Poinsettia Cocktail. Champagne tends to be a little sweeter than prosecco – so the choice is totally yours. We also used triple sec (Cointreau is a popular brand of triple sec) but Grand Marnier would also be delicious.
Finally, if you want to make a non-alcoholic version, you can mix together cranberry juice, orange juice and sparkling or tonic water.
You may enjoy these other Signature Cocktail ideas:
- Champagne Cosmos
- Spiced Eggnog Cocktail
- Apple Ginger Kombucha Cocktail
- Pomfresca Cocktail
- Autumn Cape Codder
2 fresh oranges, for garnish
20 ounces cranberry juice, chilled
4 ounces triple sec or Cointreau, chilled
1 750 ml bottle chilled champagne or prosecco
With a sharp paring knife or this channel knife gadget, cut 8 to 10 strips of orange peel into strands about 4 inches long. Place strands on a plate, then cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve your cocktail.
In a pitcher, combine cranberry juice and triple sec.
Pour in half the bottle of champagne. Stir gently just to mix.
Divide the cranberry juice mixture among 8 to 10 champagne glasses. Top off with remaining champagne, and a strand of orange peel for garnish.
Serve immediately. Cheers!
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