Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

The Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail is a light, bright cocktail with a hint of cranberry and orange. Just 3 ingredients, this cocktail is a wonderful and easy way to celebrate the upcoming holidays. 

side view of bubbly being poured into a Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

I’m not a big bubbly drinker, even on New Year’s Eve, but I do enjoy a bubbly cocktail on Christmas morning as we watch the kids play with their newly opened presents. It’s become part of our holiday tradition. Presents + bubbly cocktail. What’s not to love about that? Sometimes we go traditional with a classic mimosa, and sometimes it’s something a little fancier (but still easy!) like a Sparkling Pamplemousse – a light, sweet cocktail of grapefruit liquor and bubbly. 


side view of Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail in front of a Christmas tree

It’s been years since I’ve made a Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail, but I recall one Thanksgiving where my brothers and I indulged while the turkey was still cooking. I tend to enjoy cranberry drinks because they’re not overly sweet (a Classic Cosmo is my go to cocktail but I also really enjoy a Cranberry Moscow Mule or a Champagne Cosmo). The cranberry juice and orange liquor give just a hit of sweetness to your chosen bubble, and a pretty pink color that just screams “winter holidays” to me.

Recipe Notes:

  • Don’t have Grand Marnier? You can use equal amounts of Triple Sec or skip it all together. 
  • Serving a crowd? Mix up a pitcher of the Grand Marnier and cranberry juice and keep cold. Before serving, stir. Pour mixture into a champagne flute, a little under half the glass. Top with bubbly at serving time. 

side view of two glasses of Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail and a bottle of bubbly

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Overhead view, two glasses of Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail and a red Christmas ornament

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

The Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail is a light, bright cocktail with a hint of cranberry and orange. Just 3 ingredients, this cocktail is a wonderful and easy way to celebrate the upcoming holidays. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 143 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz. chilled cranberry juice
  • 3 oz. chilled Prosecco or Champagne
  • orange peel or frozen cranberry optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Add Grand Marnier and cranberry juice to a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco or Champagne and garnish with an orange peel or frozen cranberry, if desired.

  2. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Books n’ Cooks.

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail on Books n' Cooks

Poinsettia Champagne Christmas Cocktail on Books n' Cooks

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