Whether you buy it in a can or make it fresh from scratch, cranberry sauce always seems to end up as a leftover. What better way to enjoy this fall favorite than in a tart and refreshing cocktail?
Serves | 2 |
- 1 cup cranberry sauce
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 10 oz sparkling wine
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- candied cranberries (for garnish)
| Preparation | In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cranberry sauce and rosemary. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove rosemary and transfer cranberry sauce to the bowl of a blender. Add maple syrup and purée mixture. Strain juice from solids using a fine-mesh sieve or colander. Discard solids.
In a small cocktail pitcher, pour sparkling wine and 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce mixture. Mix well. Strain cocktail through a sieve into 2 Champagne glasses. Garnish with candied cranberries and serve.