This Christmas Prosecco Cocktail is a fun cocktail for the holiday season, made with cranberry juice, apple cider, ginger ale, rum, and sparkling wine!
I don't make many cocktails, but I make an exception for a summertime patio happy hour and Christmas cocktails, like with my Rose Margaritas or Baileys Eggnog. This Christmas Prosecco Cocktail is perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas - and will be sure to make them more merry!
I loved the flavor of this punch, and of course the addition of Prosecco made it bubbly and refreshing! Overall, I wouldn't say it's super sweet - the cranberry juice is fairly tart and there's some slight sweetness from the cider and ginger ale.
The dark rum provides a subtle kick and when it comes to the Prosecco, any sparkling wine will also work! Use your favorite or the most budget friendly one you find - since it is used in a punch, we don't need anything super fancy here. This holiday cocktail is bound to be a favorite!
Large Batch Cocktail - hosting a party or gathering? This Christmas Prosecco punch is perfect for serving a lot of people that all of your guests will love!
Sparkling Cocktail - I love cocktails that have carbonation and this cocktail has it from the Prosecco and Ginger ale. Delicious!
Cranberry Juice - not too sweet but cranberry juice adds a delicious flavor and a hint of sweetness. Be sure to also check out my Cranberry Apple Sangria, which also has cranberry juice!
Apple Cider - adds some warmth and cozy spice to the punch. If you love apple cider, you'll also like my Apple Cider Bourbon Sangria.
Ginger Ale - more bubbly and sweetness! User diet or regular ginger ale.
Dark Rum - to pack a punch.
Prosecco/Sparkling Wine - use your favorite!
Orange, Lime, Apple, and Pomegranate Arils - these are sliced and added to the punch for a yummy boozy soaked fruit treat while having your punch.
Different Juice - if you want to use pomegranate juice instead of cranberry, go for it! You can see from my photo that this time I made it I actually used cranberry pomegranate juice, which was delicious. You could also use apple juice instead of cider if that's what you have or even pulp free orange juice would work.
Different Liquor - if you don't like rum, you could substitute it with bourbon, vodka, Grand Marnier, or brandy.
Different Fruit - you can omit the fruit altogether, if you want, but I do love the pomegranate arils to add a little holiday flare. You could also switch it up with fresh cranberries or pears.
Photo 1 - add the cranberry juice to a large pitcher.
Photo 2 - add the apple cider to the pitcher.
Photo 3 - Add the rum to the pitcher.
Photo 4 - Add the ginger ale to the pitcher.
Photo 5 - Add the Prosecco to the pitcher.
Photo 6 - Add the fruit. Serve and enjoy! Garnish the cocktail glasses with additional orange or lime wedges and pomegranate arils or a sprig of rosemary.
Partly. You can mix together the cranberry juice, apple cider, rum, and fruit and store in the refrigerator ahead of time. However, wait until immediately before serving to add the ginger ale and Prosecco, so it it nice and bubbly.
I either serve this in a stemless wine glass with some ice or without ice in an eve coupe glass. A champagne flute would also work well.
Definitely! Simply omit the rum and use sparkling water instead of Prosecco.
Instead of ginger ale, you could use Sprite, soda water, or sparkling water.
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