Cranberry-Ginger Sparkler

By • December 9, 2009 • 5 Comments

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Author Notes: This cocktail is a spicy, tart, and tangy mixture of ginger beer, cranberry-lime syrup, and sparkling wine. Serve it in your fanciest champagne flutes!lisadinnerparty

Serves about 8 people

Cranberry-Lime Syrup

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 limes, washed and quartered
  • 1 cup cranberries, washed and picked over
  1. In a small pot, combine the sugar and water. Stir until combined. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the limes and cranberries. Simmer until the mixture reaches a boil, stirring occasionally. When the mixture comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Let the syrup stand for 30 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the berries and limes (you can discard them). The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Cranberry-Ginger Sparkler

  • 750 milliliters bottle Reed's ginger beer, chilled (or, 4 12 oz. bottles of your favorite ginger beer)
  • 1 bottle prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
  • 2 cups cranberry-lime syrup (recipe above)
  1. Pour the ginger beer into a large punchbowl.
  2. Stir in the cranberry-lime syrup.
  3. Add the sparkling wine, stir to combine all of the ingredients. Serve immediately.

Tags: Cocktail Party, cocktails, Drinks, Holidays

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Nat_illy

over 3 years ago foodculturist

Making this for Thanksgiving! Great cocktail.

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

This sounds like a fantastic celebratory drink - great idea!

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over 4 years ago lisadinnerparty

Thank you so much! I hope you'll try it.

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Mmmmm . . . . I picked up some cranberries when I was out shopping last, without any particular idea what I'd be doing with them. Now I know!! This looks tasty. And the photo is gorgeous, too. Very nicely done!

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over 4 years ago Aliwaks

Sounds lovely and refreshing!