Sparkling Cranberry Champagne and Tequila Cocktail
This sparkling cranberry sauce cocktail with champagne and tequila is the perfect winter drink. Whether you need an easy, elegant cocktail to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even Valentine's Day, this drink will get the job done!
In a medium saucepan, add ½ cup cranberries, ¼ cup sugar, zest and juice from one orange, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat, stirring often and reducing 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 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. Top each glass with ½ ounce of orange juice and ½ ounce blanco tequila. Top off each glass until full with chilled champagne. Carefully mix each glass with a bartender mixing spoon.
Garnish with a few fresh cranberries in each glass and serve immediately.
For a mocktail version, replace tequila and champagne with a lemon-lime soda.