The Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail

Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail

The holiday season calls for parties and this holiday season called for the Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail. 

Last weekend my friends gathered at my home for a night of catching up, food and,of course, a holiday cocktail. I wanted to offer something different this year and found it harder to find a cocktail I liked. My criteria for party cocktails is that it can be mixed beforehand (so no need to worry about mixing each drink) and the ingredients go along with the current season or theme. The Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail fit perfectly with the holiday season but can be used throughout the year (think Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day).  It is a light and refreshing drink and everyone wanted more. I chose to make some changes to the original recipe and received high reviews from everyone.

The Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail 

1 bottle of Prosecco, chilled 2 cups cranberry juice 1 cup Triple Sec 1/2 cup vodka Orange peels to garnish I mixed everything together about 1 hour before everyone arrived. It is important to note that I occasionally add more or less of something depending upon how my taste is at that time. During the holiday season, it is important to have a well stocked bar and we had all of the ingredients with the exception of cranberry juice. I used Costco’s Kirkland brand Prosecco (which retails for about $7) and it was perfect for this drink.  It is not always necessary to utilize higher end alcohol when creating cocktails. I did use a cranberry juice without artificial sweeteners and I feel this makes the drink better. Make sure you pin this recipe for use at your holiday or future party. Most importantly, enjoy the season! Poinsettia Holiday Cocktail

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24 Comments

  1. Bourbon & Lipstick on December 11, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Yum!! This sounds delicious and so easy to throw together!

  2. Nina McClure | Blooming Boldly on December 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This looks pretty and sounds like it tastes great! The perfect cocktail combo in my book! 🙂

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on December 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

      I agree with you, a pretty cocktail is important and I think even helps with the taste.(But this one doesn’t need any help).

  3. Beth Kondrick on December 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

    This drink sounds delicious! And it’s so festive and pretty looking! Perfect for any holiday gathering!

  4. Divya Budhraja on December 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

    This looks like quite the kicker! I was wondering what was in it from your Insta stories. I was guessing champagne but I think I like it even more now that I know there’s some other goodies in this drink! I gotta try it out!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on December 14, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I hope you try it out this holiday season! it does have a little bit of everything in it (but that is what makes it so good).

  5. Kim Munoz on December 11, 2017 at 11:10 am

    This sounds good and I don’t even drink! LOL . Will save it though for family members who do!

  6. Leela Foley on December 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Yum!! This would be perfect for NYE!

  7. shootingstarsmag on December 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Ooh love the color and it would definitely work for other get-togethers past Christmas!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  8. Zac Jones on December 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I love the deep red color, and the fact that it can be mixed beforehand!

  9. Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot on December 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    This cocktails looks so festive! I’m hosting a little get together this weekend and it would be perfect to serve our guests.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on December 14, 2017 at 8:21 am

      It is perfect for a party as you don’t need to worry about mixing things up! If you have several people, i encourage making two batches.

  10. Lecy | A Simpler Grace on December 13, 2017 at 12:30 am

    This sounds so refreshing! I’m going to give this a try.

  11. Akaleistar on December 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    What a festive looking drink!

  12. Charlotte on December 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    This sounds delicious—and incredibly refreshing!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, Sheryl, and hope you are enjoying the season. Going to pin this recipe now!

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on December 20, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for the pin Charlotte!! This really is a refreshing drink (so you want to be careful!). Hope the season is relaxing for you!! XOXO

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