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Sparkling Cranberry Champagne and Tequila Cocktail

Mix up a champagne and tequila cocktail with cranberry sauce. Top with sparkling champagne for an easy holiday cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Jessica Mode

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Sauce

  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange peel
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 - 2 oranges)
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • chilled champagne for topping
  • fresh cranberries for garnish
  • orange wedges for garnish

Instructions

For the Cranberry Sauce

  • Add cranberries, sugar, orange peel, orange juice, and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce the heat as needed to avoid scorching until cranberries begin to burst and a dark red, syrupy juice forms (about 5 minutes).
  • Transfer to a small bowl, and allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes.

For the Cocktail

  • To four champagne flutes add 1 ½ tablespoons of the cooled cranberry sauce into each glass. Add ½ ounce of orange juice and ½ ounce blanco tequila to each flute. Top off each glass until full with chilled champagne. Carefully mix each glass with a bar spoon.
  • Optionally, garnish each glass with a few fresh cranberries and orange wedges.

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Notes

For a mocktail version, replace tequila and champagne with a lemon-lime soda.
Need to make this cocktail for a large group? Double or triple the amount of cranberry sauce you make.
You can prepare part of this cocktail ahead of time. Simply make and cool the cranberry sauce ahead of time, and store it in the refrigerator up to three days in advance.
Try using reposado tequila for a twist on this sparkling cranberry cocktail.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg