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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Celebrate the season with a holiday-inspired recipe for a Cranberry Champagne Cocktail.

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail in Champagne flute with orange twist and fresh cranberries and pastries in the background

We are inching our way closer to the end of another delicious year (decade?!) here on Just a Taste. Later this week I’ll be sharing a recap of 2019, including my favorite moments and, of course, the top 10 most popular recipes of the year. But before we get to the last post of the year, let’s get ready to celebrate!

I love a bubbly cocktail, and this recipe for a Cranberry Champagne Cocktail tastes refreshing, looks festive and is easy to whip up. Win, win and win!

Saucepan containing fresh cranberries, sugar, Grand Marnier and orange zest

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Cranberry Champagne Cocktail in Champagne flute with orange twist and fresh cranberries and pastries in the background


Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

  • 1
    (12-oz.) bag cranberries 
  • 1
  • 1/4
    Grand Marnier
  • 1
    medium orange, zested and juiced
  • 1
    (750-ml.) bottle dry champagne or sparkling wine

Chill Champagne and make cranberry syrup:

In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and zest, Grand Marnier and 1 cup water. 

Bring the mixture to simmer and cook it until the cranberries burst and soften, about 15 minutes. 

Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Place a sieve over a bowl then pour the mixture through the sieve. Discard the solids then cover and refrigerate the syrup for a minimum of 2 hours and up to overnight.

When ready to serve, add 2 tablespoons cranberry syrup to a Champagne flute and top it with chilled champagne. Serve immediately. 

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Nutrition Facts

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Amount Per Serving

Calories 193
Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 8mg0%

Potassium 148mg4%

Carbohydrates 36g12%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 32g36%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 62IU1%

Vitamin C 14mg17%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.