Recipe: Cranberry Sparkler

What’s better than a enjoying a cocktail while visiting with family and friends, nestling up by a roaring fire, or while laughing and enjoying delicious bites and the holiday festivities? Something about festive cocktails drums up a desire to get together and to be merry. And jolly. And to make new memories and reminisce about old ones. 
As Christmas nears {oh-so quickly} and we busily wrap up those last packages in twine, velvet ribbon, or sparkling adornments, plot our travel times and map out the week, fine-tune those menus and hit the grocery stores, and look forward to the magic to unfold, time is certainly dwindling. So go easy when it comes to last-minute menu planning and create cocktails {like our Cranberry Sparkler} that can be made in advance and with ease. After all, you should be able to sit back with a cocktail in hand, greet your guests at the door with a glass of goodness and a smile, and enjoy all of the wonder.
Cranberry Sparkler
You’ll need: cranberry juice | vodka | sparkling water {lemon} | loose cranberries {frozen} | lemon zest | ice
Pour one ounce of vodka into a cocktail glass. Top with one part cranberry juice and two parts sparkling water. Top with frozen cranberries, lemon zest, and ice. Stir and enjoy!

Photos by Llanes Weddings for Valley & Co.

So, friends…are you all wrapped up and ready for Christmas?


  1. Barbara says

    Thank you so much for sharing! I will try tonight! I have invited my girlfriends and the Theme is PINK!! Love it!
    Barbara from France :-)


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