Winter Cranberry Cocktail

Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! I’m in full winter cleaning mode and preparing for our New Years Eve Party!

Here is an easy Winter Cranberry Cocktail that we made for Christmas and I plan on serving for NYE.

Items needed:

  • Cranberries
  • Sugar
  • Rosemary
  • Oranges for garnish
  • Cranberry juice
  • Wine/champagne/sparkling wine

The only part with this recipe that takes some time is preparing the sugarcoated cranberries. This isn’t a difficult process, but it takes some time.

Sugarcoated cranberries

Heat one cup of water and one cup of sugar until your sugar dissolves. Turn it to low heat and add 1 package of cranberries. Leave on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Allow this to cool to room temperature. Transfer to a container and refrigerate overnight. You may have to add something to the container to keep your cranberries submerged.

The next day drain your cranberries. Place on a drying rack until sticky. If your cranberries are too wet the sugar will not coat them.

When sticky roll in sugar and place back on rack.


To create a fancy rim I used honey and sugar. Place honey and a small container and sugar in another. Lightly coat the rim of your glass with honey and then immediately with sugar. You can place your glass upside down on the drying rack for around 10 minutes to prevent getting honey all over your glasses.


Mix two parts wine/ Champagne/ sparkling wine (I prefer sparkling wine because I’m not a fan of champagne) to one part cranberry juice. Add rosemary, orange slices, sugarcoated cranberries… Then enjoy. There is a short video below of the process 🙂

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