Cranberry, Clementine, and Prosecco Cocktails

I get a little bit crazy when I drink champagne.  But I do love it so!   But I also love Prosecco, which is Italy’s famous sparkling white wine with a delicate fruit flavor and aroma.  Prosecco rivals champagne (in my humble opinion).  Produced in northern Italy, where my family lives, it is especially delightful when combined in this oh-so-festive cocktail, “Cranberry, Clementine, and Prosecco Cocktails!  When you are looking for Prosecco, look for the town names of production on the label to ensure quality, primarily from Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, Italy.

And I’m also crazy about cranberries and clementines that are both in season at the same time.  And with this post, it goes without saying that I’m crazy about prosecco too!

So after being in the market this week and bringing home more cranberries and clementines, I thought that I’d pop the cork off of a chilled bottle of bubbly and celebrate . . . well, nothing in particular . . . just to celebrate the day, how’s that?

It’s sunny outside, a little chill is in the December air, a fire is crackling in the fireplace and I’ve just received flying colors from my annual end-of-the-year doctor and dentist visits. Those are good enough reasons to celebrate at 57 years old!!

I hope that you enjoy these Cranberry, Clementine, and Prosecco Cocktails with family, guests, or even yourself to simply celebrate life!

Here’s lifting my glass to your good health too!

Salute’ !

beautiful ruby red cranberries coated with sugar to sweeten your bubbly!
so festive for the holiday season too!
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Cranberry, Clementine, and Prosecco Cocktails

What You Need:

  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 6 clementines
  • 1 bottle Italian Prosecco

Instructions

  • Peel the clementines.
  • Cut the clementines between the membranes and divide into sections.
  • In a saucepan, cook the cranberries with the sugar and water until they produce some juice, about 5 minutes.
  • Allow the cooked sugared-cranberries to cool to room temperature.
  • When ready to serve, place one to two clementine sections in each glass.
  • Pour a spoonful of the cranberry mixture in each glass.
  • Fill each glass with prosecco.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. This is a really pretty cocktail. I must admit I’m more of a wine drinker myself (not a fan of carbonation) but I do have a bottle of sparkling wine from my trip up to Napa Valley. I wonder if I would do the same thing with what I have :)

  2. Looks like a great drink Roz

  3. What a lovely cocktail to celebrate your birthday or the end of a great year for that matter. Hope you’re have a good one. A good end-of-year report from doctors and dentist is always a good thing.
    Sam

  4. What a gorgeous drink, Roz! You nailed the garnish…so festive! My new site is having me approve all posts the first time…you should be set now :)

  5. It is after 5 somewhere in the world Roz so I am lifting my glass of Prosecco to you and yours. Have a wonderful holiday season!!! Enjoy, live and laugh often.

  6. This looks divine Roz! What a wonderful holiday cocktail :)

  7. I am so doing this, pinning this and enjoying it. I have all I need – believing Prosecco and celementines and cranberries are December staples. And congrats to youand doctor’s visit. I know you worked for it!

  8. Hi Roz! Just happened to catch your post in my feed as I was scanning through. I could go for one of these right now!

  9. This sounds like perfection in a glass. I’m wishing I had one right now!

  10. I love that you did this not for an end-of-year celebration, but just because. And a good health result from the doctor is always reason to celebrate. Happy drinking.

  11. Good health is something to celebrate! Lovely and inviting holiday drink!

  12. Hi Roz,
    Bring this by foodie friday today. This would make a great New Year’s Eve cocktail.

  13. A wonderful drink! They would be great for the new year celebration too.

  14. The hubby and I drink very little. However, when we do it’s champagne or prosecco! And with the addition of the sugared cranberries, the drink is even more appealing. Grazie!

  15. Champagne is my one true alcohol weakness! WHat great cocktails!

  16. Oh Roz. This looks delicious. I feel like having a party just so I can have these. We’re all waiting to hear if my sister is going to Japan. That will depend on whether or not we have a family Christmas get together. If not, I might make myself one of these anyway.

    Anne xx

  17. love this post and on my birthday no less! love prosecco and it seems it is finally getting more attention these days! I still have a great giveaway on my blog ending today for some balsamic vinegar, FYI ! have a great Sunday!!

    http://www.nycstylelittlecannoli.com

  18. What a great cocktail!! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin’ that you would pop on by my blog and follow me back!

    Happy holidays!
    Sarah
    http://www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

  19. I’ll be right over to meet you Sarah! thanks for the follow!

  20. I love Prosecco Roz and I like the idea of spice it up with some good cranberries and sugar!

  21. Oh this is the perfect way to ring in Christmas and New years!

  22. I love prosecco, too. I always choose to drink it when I have to celebrate something. Wirh these fruits it is super!!!

  23. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  24. I can’t wait to try this! serving at Christmas Brunch!

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