Christmas week is here and I’m kicking it off with a cocktail that has a little bit of every Christmas flavor I love with this Cranberry Spiced Mint Sparkler.
Flavors of cranberry, mint and cardamom come together in this perfectly sweet, spiced and minty cocktail. The sparkling wine and just a touch of vodka acts as the spirit base, which keeps this drink light. And while I served this in martini glasses, I think this mix would work wonderfully as a Christmas sangria, simply multiple the recipe x 10 and instead of mixing in a cocktail shaker, stir it together in a large pitcher.
Cranberry Spiced Mint Sparkler
- 3 oz. White Cranberry Juice
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 cup (8 oz) sparkling wine, preferably nothing too sweet
- 6 sprigs of mint
- 1 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
Place the mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Pour in the white cranberry juice and vodka and muddle the mint leaves. Add in the sparkling wine and cardamom. Give the cocktail shaker a good shake. Pour evenly into two martini glasses. Garnish with cranberries and 1 mint leaf.