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!
so festive for the holiday season too!
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 6 clementines
- 1 bottle Italian Prosecco
- 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!