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Cranberry Sparkler Cocktail Recipe

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It's true that the holidays are a time for excess. It's also simple to fall into the trap of believing that you should just give up and worry about the fallout in January.

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But even when it comes to alcohol, you may choose healthier options and keep your healthy lifestyle intact. Thus, this year, think about eschewing the eggnog in favor of our cranberry sparkler cocktail recipe and keep things sophisticated!

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Instead of using a sugary mix, this healthy holiday drink uses fresh lemon juice and a tiny bit of leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce to add a touch of sweetness. 

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Continue reading to see how to create this sophisticated cranberry sparkler cocktail. Then, see our article on the 10 Best Under $20 Wines Sommeliers Suggested You Bring to All Your Holiday Parties.

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3 oz. Lillet Blanc 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 1-2 tbsp. cranberry sauce 3 oz. brut champagne

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Combine all ingredients except the champagne in a cocktail shaker, shake, and fine-strain into the glass. Top with bubbles.

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Garnish with a candied orange peel. Voila! It's as easy as that—and your guests are guaranteed to love it. Happy holidays!

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