Cranberry Orange Sparkler {with Prosecco}

As we get closer to the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about easy cocktails that will serve a crowd. After cooking all day, the last thing we want to do with a house of people, is shake up cocktails for guests. With that in mind, I created this cranberry orange sparkler. It only takes a few ingredients, it’s made directly in the glass and it tastes great. Can’t beat that for a holiday cocktail!

Cranberry orange sparkler with gin and prosecco

The only prep work you’ll need to do for this cranberry orange sparkler is make the syrup ahead of time. It’s a cranberry orange tea infused simple syrup, and kept in the refrigerator will last at least a week. I used loose leaf herbal cranberry orange tea from Davidson’s Tea since I have a large bag of it. It smells and tastes very Thanksgiving-y to me.

cranberry orange sparkler with cranberry orange tea syrup

I did add gin to this cranberry orange sparkler because I like gin and prosecco. However, the drink is also good without it. You can decide whether or not to include it. The bitters are also not essential but I felt they added a nice cinnamon-y note to make this more of a fall/holiday cocktail. Just don’t do more than one dash – it will overtake the drink. Other than that, enjoy your holiday season with good friends and good drinks!

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Cranberry Orange Sparkler
An easy holiday cocktail made with a cranberry orange tea simple syrup, gin, bitters and prosecco.
Serves: 1
  • 1 ounce London Dry Gin
  • ½ ounce cranberry orange tea syrup**
  • 1 dash Fee Brother's Old Fashioned Bitters
  • Prosecco
  1. Add first three ingredients to a champagne flute and carefully stir.
  2. Top with prosecco and enjoy.
  3. **To make the cranberry orange tea syrup:
  4. Add ½ cup raw sugar and ½ cup water to a small pot over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add 2 teaspoons of loose cranberry orange tea and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool, strain and pour into a glass bottle. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. This makes about ½ cup of syrup so adjust amounts based on how much you'll need.


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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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  • Prajitura November 7, 2014, 3:11 am

    What a good idea and combination, to the holidays have to try it myself.


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