If you're planning to host your family and friends for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this Cranberry
They're also super quick and easy to mix together, and a wonderful drink to serve after dinner! The tart flavors are a nice compliment to sweeter holiday dishes, like pumpkin pie! If you've got a sweet tooth, though, you can sweeten it up with a sweeter Prosecco!
For the Cocktail
- Cubed ice to fill up the glasses
- Cranberry Juice
For the Garnish
- (Frozen) Berry Mix
- Rosemary Twigs
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll want to do is chill your glasses! Personally, I like chilling them in the freezer beforehand.
You'll fill your chilled glasses to the brim with ice cubes.
Next, measure 1 ½ oz Cranberry Juice,
From here, you'll top the glass off with Prosecco, and garnish your cocktail with a frozen berry mix and a sprig of rosemary.
🤔 Interesting Facts about Cranberries
These berries might get overlooked in comparison to other fun, seasonal fruits like strawberries or blueberries, but cranberries are chalked full with important vitamins and nutrients!
They're especially rich in antioxidants, which makes cranberry juice a great defense against painful urinary tract infections. You'll also find lots of vitamin C, which can help support your immune system!
Some studies have also shown that cranberries may protect your heart health since they can help balance your cholesterol and lower blood pressure. And it that wasn't impressive enough, they might even help in fighting against certain cancers!
If you want to intensify the color of your cranberry
There is also Gordons Pink
Another option is Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale
If you're looking for an alternative garnish, you can also use a fresh slice of orange, a cinnamon stick, or fresh cranberries for an even more intense flavor. If fresh cranberries aren't in season, frozen also works great!
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- Serving Glass
💭 Top tips
When preparing your cocktails at home, it's essential that you hold your highball glasses from the bottom and avoid touching the rim. By doing this, you help keep your chilled glass nice and cool – which makes the cocktail taste that much better!
And are you already wondering, "How do I chill a cocktail glass properly?" The most efficient way to get a perfectly chilled glass is to put them in the freezer beforehand. I usually like to give it at least a half hour, but if you're like me and plan to have friends and family over for backyard grilling and dinner parties this summer, you could also throw your glasses in the night before.
If you don't have that kind of freezer space or that kind of time between refills for your guests, another method you could adopt is filling each cocktail glass with ice cubes while you prepare your garnish. Once you're done, you can dump out the ice and start pouring the cocktail.
In an attempt to protect our environment, one final tip is that I highly encourage you to avoid using disposable straws whenever possible. If you can, use metal or paper straws or forgo them altogether.
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Other Cocktail Recipes for You to Try
- How to Make a Refreshing Strawberry Spritz Cocktail
- Lovely Lavender Spritz Cocktail
- Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic Recipe
- Homemade Vodka Sidecar
- Vanilla Vodka Tonic
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Christmas Aperol Spritz
- Jigger Measuring tools
- Serving Glasses
- Cubed ice to fill up the glasses
- 3 oz Aperol
- 3 oz Soda
- 3 oz Cranberry juice
- 4 oz Prosecco
- Frozen berry mix
- Rosemary twig
- Fill the serving glasses to the brim with ice cubes.
- Measure 1 ½ oz per glass 3 oz Cranberry juice, 3 oz Aperol, and 3 oz Soda, one by one, in a jigger, and empty them into each serving glass.
- Top with 4 oz Prosecco and garnish with a Frozen berry mix and a Rosemary twig.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.