A festive twist on a glass of bubbly

By Extra Crispy Staff
Updated February 13, 2018
EC: Fizz the Season for Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
Credit: Video and Photo by Alex Tepper

Mixologists have a way of tapping into all four senses. When you drink their cocktails, they want your experience to transcend taste, and this cranberry Champagne cocktail recipe delivers. The cranberry cocktail follows a basic mimosa recipe. Just swap the orange juice for cranberry. You can use the store-bought juice, or cook fresh cranberries with water to make a syrup. To serve, moisten the rim of your glass with cranberry juice and then dip it in a bowl of sugar. The juice should leave your sugar-rimmed glass with a slight pink tint. Fill your flute with one-third cranberry juice and two-thirds Champagne, but feel free to change the ratio to make it as boozy as you’d like.

If you’re throwing a holiday party, you can make a huge scene by sabering a bottle of Champagne. You can use a kitchen knife or any other everyday object as long it has a hard, blunt edge. Like an iPad.