You’ve waited long enough for this… It’s finally Friday, and no Friday happy hour time would be complete with Cranberry Rosemary Prosecco!
I can’t believe it’s actually December. Can you? And not in the “I can’t believe it” like “oh, it’s Halloween and the holidays are so close”, or “wow, Thanksgiving already?”, but that it’s actually HERE. The date is DECEMBER. Another year in the books and again I’m left wondering where time has gone.
Until I remember that Cranberry Rosemary Prosecco now exists in my life and I’m transported straight into full holiday mode. This time of year especially, I’m so grateful to live close to my family. We do the holidays big time. By “big time” I mean big family time… lots of food, drinks, games, and laughs. Big time in the quality time, which is where it’s at.
This holiday season I’m so thrilled to add VOVETI Prosecco to our rotation. Holiday mornings looks like this in our house: cinnamon rolls, PJs and Christmas movies. Then we transition into late afternoon cocktails (ahem, obviously this Cranberry Rosemary Prosecco cocktail), we start appetizer and dinner preparations, and my brother turns on his epic, and incredibly thought out, playlist.
Oh, and the kitchen dance party commences.
Lucky for all of us, I’m bringing you this cocktail at the start of the holiday season, because it’s going to fit in perfectly with all the December holiday parties that are filling up your calendar. This Cranberry Rosemary Prosecco is such an easy-drinking cocktail, it’s perfect to share with friends and family this season. As an extra bonus, it’s so easy to make, so even at the craziest of family gatherings you be bombarded with mixing complicated cocktails.
Let’s break it down…
- Cranberry juice: little tart, lots of color
- Rosemary simple syrup: whoa. yes. I said it. OUT OF THIS WORLD. If you are a rosemary lover, get ready. Life. Changer.
- VOVETI Prosecco: a brut style DOC with tempered acidity and a fresh, graceful profile, which makes it perfect for this holiday cocktail.
- Sugar Coated Cranberries: because what holiday cocktail doesn’t need a gorgeous garnish?
Now I’ll be honest with you, we started our holiday cocktail craze early this year. Thanksgiving weekend with family was the perfect time to roll out this cocktail. My dad and brother loved it, too, and they’re normally straight better and whisky kind of guys! I mean, you cannot pass on rosemary simple syrup… I’m telling you guys, out of this world! And c’mon, paired with cranberry juice and the light, slightly acidic, fruity prosecco…. Cocktail. Heaven.
What kind of holiday parties do you have coming up? How do you celebrate this time of year?Print
A holiday inspired cocktail made with just a few ingredients – rosemary simple syrup, cranberry juice, and prosecco!
Make Ahead – Rosemary Simple Syrup: bring sugar, water, and rosemary springs to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Strain the liquid into an airtight container to remove any particles and rosemary leaves. Optional: store with a rosemary sprig inside.
- For the first beverage, combine 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup, 1 ounce cranberry juice, and 5 ounces of prosecco in a wine glass or champagne flute. Combine the same amounts in each remaining glass.
- Garnish with additional rosemary and sugar coated cranberries as desired. Cheers and enjoy!
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