Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

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This poinsettia champagne cocktail is a beautiful and festive drink that’s perfect for your holiday parties. Its bright red color and sweet cranberry orange flavor will get everyone in the mood to celebrate the holiday season!

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail with cranberries and rosemary

There’s nothing better for the holidays than bubbly drinks and festive colors and this pretty poinsettia cocktail has both. Named for the way it’s vibrant color matches the holiday poinsettia flower, this delicious cocktail will look beautiful on your holiday party table.

Made with champagne, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur, this drink is full of sweet and bubbly holiday flavor. Garnish with some fresh cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary for the ultimate holiday cocktail.

Perfect for all of your Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, this poinsettia drink is easy to prepare, and you can easily adapt the recipe to make a non-alcoholic version. You can even make this delicious jewel-colored cocktail your new signature party cocktail!

Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for the Holidays – With its beautiful red colors and the effervescence from the champagne, this holiday drink was made for celebrating!

Easy – You don’t need to buy any fancy ingredients, get out your blender, or even use a cocktail shaker. Just pour everything right into your glass.

Versatile – You can change the flavor of juice, try just about any kind of bubbly, or easily turn this tasty cocktail into an alcohol-free drink.

Want more champagne cocktails? You’ll also love toasting with a delicious Kir Imperial.


Poinsettia cocktail ingredients
  • Cranberry juice (or cranberry juice cocktail)
  • Champagne
  • Triple Sec Orange liqueur (or Grand Marnier)
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish

How to Make Poinsettia Champagne Cocktails

Step 1: Add the cranberry juice to a champagne flute.

Pouring cranberry juice into cocktail glass

Step 2: Pour in the champagne.

Champagne for Christmas cocktail

Step 3: Add the orange liqueur.

Adding Triple Sec to cranberry juice

Step 4: Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Champagne Christmas Cocktail

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to start with all of your ingredients chilled. This cocktail tastes best when served icy cold but adding ice will dilute the champagne.
  • You don’t have to use real champagne for this. Any moderately priced brand of sparkling wine will work just fine. If you’re looking for a good budget-friendly option, try a prosecco or even cava.
  • Replace the champagne and liqueur with sparking grape juice to make a non-alcoholic version of this festive cocktail.
Can I Use a Different Kind of Juice?

Sure! We like pure cranberry juice but any kind of cranberry juice blend will give you the same bright red color. Pomegranate juice would also work in this drink.

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Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
This Christmas cocktail recipe not only tastes delicious but has a festive look that makes this elegant drink the perfect choice for holiday celebrations!


  • champagne flutes


  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 oz champagne
  • ½ oz orange liqueur
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish


  • Add the cranberry juice to a champagne flute.
    3 oz cranberry juice
  • Pour in the champagne, then the orange liqueur.
    3 oz champagne, ½ oz orange liqueur
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
    Fresh cranberries for garnish, Fresh rosemary for garnish


  • Be sure to chill your ingredients beforehand because adding ice will dilute your drink. 
  • Make this non-alcoholic by replacing the alcohol with sparkling grape juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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