Looking for a new holiday cocktail to serve up at your next gathering? How about a delightful Cranberry Sparkler Wine Cocktail? This festive drink combines the rich flavours of red wine with the tartness of cranberry and the effervescence of sparkling water.

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1 bottle of red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (e.g., Cointreau or triple sec)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • Sparkling water (club soda or sparkling wine) for topping
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the red wine, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add the fresh or frozen cranberries and orange slices to the pitcher. If you have time, let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Just before serving, add ice cubes to the pitcher to chill the mixture further.
  4. Pour the Cranberry Sparkler into individual glasses, leaving some room at the top.
  5. Top each glass with sparkling water (club soda) or sparkling wine for a bubbly finish. You can adjust the amount of sparkling water to your preference.
  6. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary for a festive touch.

This Cranberry Sparkler Wine Cocktail is not only visually appealing but also a delicious and refreshing option for holiday celebrations. Enjoy responsibly and cheers to the festive season!