Perfect for elegant, but simple holiday entertaining! Full of delicious cranberry and orange flavor!
It's officially the last day of November! I'm not quite sure where this month has gone, but I can't wait for December to arrive. We're expecting our first snowstorm tonight and with all our holiday decorating going on, I'm feeling extra festive!
Entertaining and spending time with my family are my favorite parts of the holiday season! My sisters are my best friends and I'm super close to the rest of my family too. We love drinking wine, so our holidays always include wine right out of the bottle, or mixed up in some tasty cocktail or sangria drink.
I created a new cocktail using Gloria Ferrer wine that I'll be bringing to our next holiday celebration! This Cranberry Orange Sparkling Wine Cocktail is elegant, but so easy to make! I love the bubbly that the sparkling wine adds, plus the cranberry and orange are the perfect flavors for the holiday season. I also lined the rim of the glass with some sugar, orange zest and a slice of orange for a beautiful presentation!
This cocktail would be great alongside some cheese, meats, fruit, crackers, breads or dips for a sip and snack celebration! You can glam up your serving table with some gold and silver tablecloths, plates and napkins to make it festive and fancy. I'm totally an appetizer and bites type of girl, so this food and cocktail spread is something I'd love!
I used the Gloria Ferrer Blanc De Blancs Sparkling Wine for this recipe. This wine is not a sweet wine like I usually drink since it's a chardonnay. But, once it's mixed in with the other ingredients, it offers just a slight sweetness along with the delicious orange and cranberry flavors.
The wine alone has flavors of apple, orange and lemongrass. It's crisp and refreshing.
Convivial, social, elegant, fun — the sparkling wines of Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards are a perfect match for any occasion and are arguably the most social beverage. Exuberant and fruit-forward, our wines are outstanding with today’s diverse and flavorful cuisine. We like to say they are the bottled expressions of the vines, hillsides, fog, wind, and sky of Carneros. Gloria Ferrer wines have earned over 400 gold medals and 50, 90+ scores in the last 5 years.
Cranberry Orange Sparkling Wine Cocktail
Ingredients (1 cocktail)
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Gloria Ferrer Blanc De Blancs Sparkling Wine
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- zest from 1 orange
- 1 orange, sliced and halved
Pour cranberry juice, triple sec and simple syrup into a shaker. Shake until combined.
On a plate, combine sugar and orange zest. Wet the rim of a 15 ounce stemless wine glass with an orange slice. Dip the rim into the sugar mixture, coating evenly.
Fill the glass halfway with ice, pour in the cranberry juice mixture, then top off with the Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine until full. Mix slightly and garnish with an orange slice.
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I really enjoyed trying and creating this cocktail with Gloria Ferrer. I'm adding both of these wines to my Christmas present shopping list to gift to friends and family!
Do you ever make cocktails with your favorite wine?
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