Fresh cranberries are simmered with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then is muddled with mint, vodka, cointreau, then topped with sparkling water. This Cranberry Spritzer is the perfect signature cocktail – either alcoholic or non-alcoholic – to impress your guests. The perfect drink for holidays, bridal showers, baby showers, or luncheons.
Every good party needs that wow factor – the one that has guests talking the next day.
It doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be as simple as taking a good party to a great party by adding a signature cocktail to your menu, such as this easy Cranberry Spritzer.
Fresh cranberries are simmered with maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, for a fresh cranberry base that is muddled with mint, vodka, and cointreau, then topped with ice and sparkling water. Garnish with some fresh cranberries and fresh mint, and get ready for happy guests!Wow your guests by adding this Signature Cocktail to your menu- Served with or without alcohol Click To Tweet
This month’s Recipe Redux is all about Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations:
Showers and celebrations with friends abound this time of year. Show us your healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations.
This colorful drink concoction is perfect for any festivity and tastes so good, guests will never know it is a lower calorie cocktail.
Cranberries shine with the sweetness from maple syrup. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg combine perfectly with the cranberry and mint flavors.
This drink can be served with or without alcohol, and is just the touch you need at your next bridal shower, baby shower, holiday party, or luncheon.
Don’t own copper mugs? Here is a link to the mugs I purchased. They look amazing, keep drinks extra cold, and every time I hand one to a guest, they rave about the mug!
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Cranberry Cocktail With or Without Alcohol
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 4 oz. vodka I used Tito's Handmade Vodka
- 2 oz. cointreau
- 20 leaves fresh mint
- 32 oz. sparkling water I used Ice Mountain Sparkling Water Orange Flavor
Bring cranberries, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg to a simmer in a medium sized pot.
Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
Place about 2-3 TBSP of cranberry base into each copper mug or glass.
Place 4 mint leaves, 1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz cointreau into mug
Muddle, or mash, well.
Add ice and sparkling water.
Garnish with fresh cranberries and a mint leaf.
For a sweeter drink, add a splash of cranberry juice or use 7-up instead of sparkling water.
For a non-alcoholic drink simply omit the vodka and cointreau
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