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Poinsettia

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

1 serving

Mixing festive red cranberry juice, Triple Sec and champagne creates a fun poinsettia drink for Christmas parties, a New Year's Eve bash or any get-together during the fall and winter seasons. Garnish with a few fresh berries and enjoy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec, optional
  • 4 ounces chilled champagne or other sparkling wine
  • Optional: fresh cranberries and fresh rosemary sprigs

Directions

  1. Pour cranberry juice into a champagne flute or wine glass. Add Triple Sec if desired. Top with champagne. If desired, garnish with cranberries and rosemary.
Poinsettia Tips

What kind of cranberry juice should you use to make poinsettia drinks?

The cranberry juice to use in your poinsettia drinks is personal preference. The recipe calls for cranberry juice, which suggests pure cranberry juice and not a cranberry juice cocktail. Cranberry juice cocktail typically contains a mix of juices along with cranberry juice, and most are sweetened. This choice will create a poinsettia drink that's a bit sweet. If tart and tangy is your preference, then pure cranberry juice is the perfect choice. The triple sec in the recipe will add a touch of sweetness but won’t diminish the tartness of the cranberry juice.

Do you need to chill each ingredient before assembling the poinsettia drinks?

Chilling ingredients ahead of time is optimal for the tastiest poinsettia. (Psst! This jellied champagne dessert will make good use of any leftover bubbly.)

What else can you use to garnish poinsettia drinks?

Place a dish of these sugared cranberries next to your poinsettia drinks for a festive garnish.

Can you make a batch of poinsettia drinks ahead of time?

If you're looking to prepare poinsettia drinks ahead of time, mix up the juice and triple sec, then pop the mixture in the fridge until party time. Hold off on adding the champagne until ready to serve or else it might lose its sparkle. Try some of these champagne drinks.

Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 95 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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