Sparkling Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes!

During the holiday season, there’s a lot of toasting going on and sharing of holiday cheer, so make sure you have a festive and fun drink ready for all your guests.

As you know, one of our favorite cocktails for the holidays is a Sgroppino. Well, while perusing Macy’s Culinary Council’s new holiday cookbook, we of course took notice of their Sparkling Prosecco Cocktail, they swap the vodka for Grand Marnier or another fruity liqueur and suggest some fun flavors of sorbet – yum!

Sparkling Prosecco Cocktail

Ingredients

  • About 1 cup mango, orange, grapefruit, or raspberry sorbet
  • ½ cup liqueur such as Chambord, Grand Marnier, or framboise
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Direction

Using a very small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, place 1 scoop of sorbet into the bottom of each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add1 tablespoon of the liqueur to each glass, then fill the glasses with the Prosecco, dividing it evenly. Serve right away.

Serves 8

Considerate Entertaining is important all year long but especially at the holidays, so we got to thinking about guests who enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage, but would still love (and deserve) a festive drink. Here’s Elizabeth’s easy, elegant and enjoyable mocktail that can be served as an alternative to the Sparkling Prosecco Cocktail (no one will be able to tell the difference!)

Elizabeth’s Merry Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet
  • 1 750 ml bottle sparkling cider

Instructions

  • Using a 1 ½” melon baller/ice cream scoop, place a scoop of sorbet in the bottom of each glass. Fill each glass ¾ with sparkling cider.

Serves 8

 

 

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