The Perfect Holiday Cocktail Cranberry Ginger Sparkle

Cranberry Ginger Cocktail Mocktail

While browsing the aisles of my favorite thrift store I came upon some very sophisticated long stemmed champagne glasses.  I had visions of festive get-togethers with formal attire attire on chilly snowy evenings.   Here is the problem:  I don’t drink and everyone knows that  anything after 4 o’clock is “evening” to me.  But since I have a very exciting imaginary live I had to have them!!

A few years ago I had the best holiday cocktail.  It was sparkly, bubbly and the perfect drink to serve to guests.  I have been thinking of ways to turn this cocktail into a lovely mocktail that everyone can enjoy.   Either way it is delicious!!

If you want to make the original cocktail you will need:

Champagne

Ginger Liqueur

Cranberries, Golden Raisins, and Candied Ginger to garnish.

Just fill a champagne flute with 3/4 Champagne and 1/4 Ginger Liqueur then add the garnishes for color and sparkle!

The mocktail is just as simple!!

Sparkling Apple Cider

Sparkling Water

Ginger Syrup

Cranberries, Golden Raisins, and Candied Ginger to garnish.

Sparkling Apple Cider can be a little sweet, so using half cider and half water is a better in my opinion.  Add a teaspoon or two of ginger syrup to taste.  Toss in you garnishes to watch the party in your glass begin.  The cranberries rise and float like magic!

Cranberry Ginger Cocktail Mocktail

Cranberry Ginger Cocktail Mocktail

Save yourself $9.00 and make your own crystallized ginger!!  Simply peel a knob of ginger peel it and cut it into small chunks.  Simmer the chunks in one cup of water and one cup of sugar for 10 minutes, remover ginger with slotted spoon and toss in sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and dry in the oven for an hour on 250 degrees.

Ginger Syrup

Drizzle in some ginger syrup.

Add Sparkling Cider or half Cider and half Sparkling Water.  Use can also use Champagne.

Cranberry Ginger Cocktail Mocktail

Everyone can enjoy this festive holiday drink!

 

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