December 11, 2017 Advent with SusieJ


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
  • Bubbly

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.

[Woman in a black jacket laughing with a champagne cocktail; copyright 2017 Jorj F. Bauer, all rights reserved]