Cranberry-Lime Champagne Cocktail

I have a new and vivid fascination with champagne cocktails. An elegant champagne flute, some bubbly, a little flavoring, maybe a touch of fruit, and you’ve got perfect party fare. And endless possibilities.

I’ve yet to try the most classic iteration, with bitters and a sugar cube, but you can bet your strawberry I’ll be trying it soon. Once I figure out what bitters are.

Meanwhile, I’ve got a cranberry lime version for you. Red and green for Christmas Eve! So perfect I can hardly stand it. Oh, totally unrelated, speaking of hardly being able to stand something, you’ve got to check out these Candy Cane Christmas Tree Cupcakes over on Bakerella’s blog. So cute I’m pretty sure I just plain can’t stand it.

Okay, okay, tear yourself away from Bakerella’s fabulous blog and come back to me, will you? We’ve got some drinking to do!

Print Recipe

Cranberry-Lime Champagne Cocktail

This super-simple champagne cocktail with tangy cranberry, zingy lime, and sparkling wine adds a delicious - and festive - touch to the holidays.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

 

  • Champagne or sparkling wine (we like Prosecco for this)
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice (the sweetened kind)
  • 1 lime wedge + one very thin half lime slice
  • 2-3 frozen cranberries

 

Directions:

  1. Pour cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute.
  2. Squeeze the lime wedge into the glass.
  3. Fill with champagne.
  4. Float the cranberries and the thin lime slice on top, and serve.

Adapted from Food Network

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2 Responses to “Cranberry-Lime Champagne Cocktail”

  1. Sonia posted on December 26, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Okay, dang it. Tried to C&P a recipe for home made bitters, but can’t get it to paste here. SO. Find @melissasummers on Twitter (she’s someone I follow) and there’s a link she posted today. :) Her blog is called ‘Suburban Bliss’, and she’s a good writer. ;)

  2. Deb Cochrane posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

    In Canada we can buy bitters (The bottle is about the size of a Tabasco sauce bottle.) at the market in the soda – pop section. We can also buy it where-ever alcohol is sold.

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