Are you in full-blown Christmas mode yet? We certainly are in the Pink Recipe Box household! The decorations are up, the Christmas music is on, the Christmas films have been selected, the gingerbread men are in the oven and there’s a generous space cleared in the fridge for amazing Christmas cocktails like this Sparkling Christmas Cosmo!
Okay, so cava or sparkling wine is available all-year-round, but I think this drink really lends itself well to Christmas cocktails. The light, tickling bubbles just really add an extra sprinkle of magic at this time of year, don’t you think? I hope you do, because this Sparkling Christmas Cosmo Cocktail is pretty much just an ordinary cosmopolitan with the addition of some whole cranberries, lime slices and cava!
Do you drink on Christmas Day? I usually don’t, because I’m the only one cooking the meal and if I have one glass, I’ll just get carried away and we’ll all end up having turkey sandwiches for Christmas Day lunch whilst I doze in the corner. But this year, My Official Treat Taster’s mother is going to be staying with us for a week, so maybe I’ll just have a glass…or two…Screw it, I’ll drink the whole jug. Seriously – I’ll need it.
I say all the time that ordinary cosmos are way too strong for me, which is another reason why I love this Sparkling Christmas Cosmo Cocktail so much. Yes, cava is alcoholic, but it doesn’t have a high alcoholic content likes spirits do, so this Christmas cocktail is super easy to drink – even for those who don’t often drink that much.
Talking of people who don’t drink to much…My Official Treat Taster’s mother had two glasses of this Christmas cosmopolitan drink recipe and was wobbling about quite happily. Mother-in-laws are always so much easier to deal with when they’re drunk, don’t you think? Yes, they still rabbit on about nothing, but they don’t seem to care as much when you disagree with them. I realise this makes me sound like a horrible person, but you have no idea what I’ve gone through in the past fortnight!!
Sparkling Christmas Cosmo Cocktail
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- 3 cups cava/sparkling wine
- 3/4 cup cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- Cut the lime in half. Squeeze the juice from one half into a serving jug. Chop the other half of the lime into thin rounds and place into the jug with the cranberries and the ice.
- Pour over the cava or sparkling wine, cranberry juice, vodka and triple sec and stir.
- Serve immediately whilst cold and store the jug, covered with tin foil, in the fridge until all the cocktail has been drunk.
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