This tart and bubbly cranberry prosecco cocktail is the perfect drink to celebrate the holiday season. The cranberry flavor is the perfect flavor for fall and winter. It's easy to prepare and the cranberry syrup can be made ahead of time if you're entertaining for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.
Why you'll love this holiday cocktail recipe
- Naturally gluten free and dairy free.
- Easy to make.
- Can be prepared ahead of time.
- Perfect flavors for the holiday season.
- Cranberries - You'll want to use fresh cranberries to make the cranberry syrup. If you absolutely cannot find them, then use frozen cranberries, but reduce the water a bit to account for the extra liquid from the berries.
- Prosecco - Use your favorite brand of sparkling wine. If you need help choosing a prosecco for your cocktail, I suggest this post, what is prosecco? from my friend Joanne, at Ugly Duckling Bakery.
See recipe card for ingredient quantities.
How to Make a Cranberry Prosecco Cocktail
STEP 1: Combine the water, sugar and cranberries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the cranberries pop and the mixture turns sort of jammy. About 10 minutes.
STEP 2: Strain the cranberry mixture through a mesh sieve. Let the syrup cool to room temperature before using.
STEP 3: Add cranberry syrup and lime juice to your glass and top with chilled prosecco.
To Make Ahead
You can prepare the cranberry syrup up to three days in advance of serving. After the sieving step, transfer the cranberry syrup to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Can you make this cocktail without alcohol?
Sure. Substitute your favorite sparkling water of lemon-lime soda for the sparkling wine.
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Cranberry Prosecco Cocktail
- ½ Cup Cranberries
- ½ Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Water
- 2 teaspoon Lime Juice
- 1 Prosecco
- Combine the sugar, water and cranberries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until simmering. Stir occasionally. Continue to cook about 10 minutes until cranberries have popped and the mixture has become syrup like.½ Cup Cranberries, ½ Cup Sugar, ½ Cup Water
- Remove cranberries from heat. Strain through a mesh sieve, pressing the cranberries with a spatula to get all of the juice. Let syrup cool to room temperature.
- Place 2 tablespoon of cranberry syrup and ½ teaspoon of lime juice into a glass. Top with chilled prosecco.2 teaspoon Lime Juice, 1 Prosecco
Tiffany is the recipe developer, stylist and food photographer behind Well Fed Baker. As a lifelong baker who had to go gluten free and dairy free in 2016, Tiffany strives to share allergen friendly recipes that never feel like they are free from anything.