Cranberry-Herb Cocktail

Cranberry-herb cocktail.

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.

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