For a host that is as bubbly as champagne, serve this showstopper at your next brunch or a girls’ night in.
This post was originally featured on Sundays Are For Sleeping. Written by Traci Garcia. Recipe creation and photography by Madie Chambers.
These Cranberry-Orange Ombre Sparklers will make any get-together “clink-worthy.” Cranberry and orange add the perfect pop of fresh citrus flavor to your favorite bubbly. The sweetness and fizz balance out to make a beverage your guests will gush about.
Making this cocktail is like playing dress up! Start by adding in the homemade cranberry orange mixture. Slowly pour in the champagne to achieve that lush, ombre effect. Finish off the presentation with a sugared rim and orange peel!
Cranberry-Orange Ombre Sparklers
½ c cranberry juice
½ c sugar
¼ c muddled cranberries
½ of orange rind
Sugar for rim (optional)
Orange slices + cranberries for garnish (optional)
- Make a cranberry-orange simple syrup by combining cranberry juice, sugar, and cranberries in a saucepan.
- Heat on medium-high until all the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and drain the cranberries, keeping syrup in a separate bowl. Add orange rind, and cool completely.
- (Optional) Rim champagne flutes with sugar by dipping the glass into a shallow pool of simple syrup. Immediately dip into sugar. Set aside.
- Spoon 4 tablespoons into the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with an orange twist and cranberries, if desired.
- A little tip – slowly pour champagne against the side of the flute to avoid over-mixing with the simple syrup and to achieve an ombre effect.