No other cocktail has quite so deliberately tied itself to Christmas. The Poinesettia is a tasty, refreshing drink that will not knock your socks off; the cranberry balances the Cointreu.
For a single glass
- 1/2 oz Cointreu
- 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice cocktail
Shake cointreu and cranberry over ice, strain into a flute, top with bubbly
You could pre-make the base with 1/2 cup Cointreu, 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, and 1/2 cup water, and chill. Pour 2 1/2 ounces into a flute and top with bubbly.
For a punch, I would use 1 cup Cointreu, 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail, 2 bottles of bubbly, and a decorative ice block.