Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes


For the cranberry-rosemary syrup:

  • 1 heaping cup fresh cranberries
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary

For the cocktails:

  • 4 ounces cranberry-rosemary syrup divided
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 - 750 ml bottle Champagne, Prosecco or sparkling white wine
  • Quartered orange slices, cranberries and rosemary sprigs, for garnish


To make the syrup:

  1. Combine all 6 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the cranberries burst and release their juices, about 5 minutes. 

  2. Remove the syrup from the heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a glass jar, pressing gently on the cranberries to extract their juices. Transfer the syrup to the refrigerator to cool completely.

To make one cocktail:

  1. Fill a Champagne flute with 1 ounce cranberry-rosemary syrup. Layer with ½ ounce orange juice, and top with 6 ounces Champagne. Garnish with an orange slice, a few cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary. 

  2. Repeat with the remaining cocktails and enjoy!