Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day Four: Poinsettia Sparkler Cocktail Recipe

The Poinsettia Sparkler is the fourth recipe on the PammiCakes 12 Days of Christmas Indulgences.  The Poinsettia Sparkler is a sparkling wine or champagne cocktail that is the perfect match for any of your holiday gatherings.  This drink is smooth, tart, bubbly, festive and very easy to drink. 

This cocktail is the perfect way to great your guests for your holiday party. Wouldn't these look beautiful served on a silver platter?  Who wouldn’t feel welcomed and special being presented with these cocktails?  I know I would.  These cocktails are perfect for a celebratory cocktail party, dinner party or brunch.  Top them off with some fresh cranberries that will float on top for a gorgeous garnish. 

Poinsettia Sparkler Cocktail Recipe
Serves 1
Sparkling white wine
1/2 ounce Cointreau
3 ounces cranberry juice
Fresh cranberries

Chill a champagne flute with ice for a few minutes.  Discard ice.  Next, pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into the chilled champagne flute.  Stir them and top off the rest of the flute with the sparkling wine.  Garnish with fresh cranberries.
1)      This cocktail can be made non-alcoholic by using sparkling cider or tonic water.
2)       Want to kick it up a knotch?  Add one ounce of vodka or tequila to the drink.

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