Cranberry Bellini

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Discover the delightful Cranberry Bellini, an easy and tasty addition to your drink recipes collection.

This festive cranberry cocktail is a perfect choice for Christmas and New Years drink, bringing a seasonal twist to your happy hour.

With its simple ingredients and quick preparation time of only 5 minutes, this Bellini recipe is a must-try for any wintertime celebration.

With its simple yet elegant profile, the Cranberry Bellini is a delicious twist on a classic bellini recipe.

Whether for a casual gathering or a special holiday event, it’s a perfect sparkling beverage to celebrate the festive season.

A refreshing Cranberry Bellini cocktail, ready to be enjoyed, with a perfect balance of tart cranberry and sweet syrup, garnished with cranberries.

Why the Cranberry Bellini is a Perfect Choice

The Holiday Bellini stands out for several reasons, making it a staple for your festive cocktail menu:

  • Perfect Marriage of Tart and Sweet: The combination of unsweetened cranberry juice and simple syrup creates a balanced taste.
  • Festive Appearance: Garnished with fresh cranberries and rosemary, this drink is a visual delight.
  • Versatility: Suitable for any time of the year, the Cranberry Bellini especially shines as a Christmas bellini.
  • Ease of Preparation: It’s an effortless, just 3 ingredients cocktail that can be prepared in a snap.
Elegant arrangement of Cranberry Bellinis, perfect for holiday entertaining, with each glass adorned with a cranberries.

Cranberry Bellini Ingredients

(Refer to the recipe card for detailed quantities & instructions)

To craft the perfect Cranberry Bellini, gather these ingredients:

  • Unsweetened Cranberry Juice: Provides the tart base of the cocktail.
  • Simple Syrup: Adds sweetness to balance the tartness.
  • Prosecco: The sparkling backbone of this Bellini recipe.
  • Garnish: Fresh Cranberries and Rosemary to enhance its festive look.
A refreshing Cranberry Bellini cocktail, ready to be enjoyed, with a perfect balance of tart cranberry and sweet syrup, garnished with cranberries.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Cranberry Bellini

Creating this delicious holiday season drink is straightforward:

How to Make Simple Syrup

  1. Combine Ingredients: Mix equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan (e.g., 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water).
  2. Heat: Over medium heat, stir until sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Cool: Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. Store: Transfer to a bottle or jar and refrigerate for up to a month.
Simple syrup for cranberry bellinis.

How to make Cranberry Bellinis

  1. Mixing: Combine cranberry juice and simple syrup in a champagne flute.
  2. Adding Prosecco: Gently pour Prosecco into the glass.
  3. Garnishing: Add a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.
Overhead view of a refreshing Cranberry Bellini cocktail, ready to be enjoyed, with a perfect balance of tart cranberry and sweet syrup, garnished with cranberries.

Tips and Notes:

Making a Large Batch Cranberry Bellini in a Pitcher

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large pitcher, combine unsweetened cranberry juice and simple syrup. Use proportions based on your desired sweetness and the number of servings.
  2. Chill: Refrigerate the mixture until ready to serve.
  3. Add Prosecco: Just before serving, gently pour Prosecco into the pitcher, stirring lightly to mix.
  4. Serve: Pour into champagne flutes and garnish each glass with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig.
Top view of Cranberry Bellinis, garnished with fresh cranberries, set on a festive table setting.

Cranberry Bellini Variations

Explore various takes on this classic drink:

  • Seasonal Cranberry Bellinis: Incorporate other seasonal fruits for a unique twist.
  • Festive Cranberry Cocktail: Experiment with different garnishes or syrups for a personalized touch.
Elegant arrangement of Cranberry Bellinis, perfect for holiday entertaining, with each glass adorned with a cranberries.

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FAQs About the Cranberry Bellini

Is it possible to make Cranberry Bellinis for a large group in advance?

While Cranberry Bellinis are best served fresh, you can pre-mix the cranberry juice and simple syrup in a large quantity. Add Prosecco and garnishes when ready to serve to keep the fizz. A great Make-ahead holiday cocktail.

Can I use a different type of sparkling wine instead of Prosecco?

Yes, feel free to use your favorite sparkling wine. Champagne or Cava are great alternatives that work well in this festive drink recipe.

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Yield: 3 Servings

Cranberry Bellini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Cranberry Bellini is an elegant and festive cocktail that's perfect for holiday celebrations or any special occasion. This delightful drink combines the tartness of unsweetened cranberry juice with the sweetness of simple syrup and the bubbly charm of Prosecco. Garnished with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, it not only tastes wonderful but also looks stunning.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice chilled
  • 3 oz. simple syrup or more, depending on your taste, chilled
  • 12 oz. Prosecco can use more or less, depending on your taste!
  • Fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish

Instructions

    How to Make Simple Syrup

    1. Combine Ingredients: Mix equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan (e.g., 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water).
    2. Heat: Over medium heat, stir until sugar dissolves completely.
    3. Cool: Remove from heat and let it cool.
    4. Store: Transfer to a bottle or jar and refrigerate for up to a month.

    How to make Cranberry Bellinis

    1. Mixing: Combine cranberry juice and simple syrup in a champagne flute.
    2. Adding Prosecco: Gently pour Prosecco into the glass.
    3. Garnishing: Add a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.

    Notes

    Making a Large Batch Cranberry Bellini

    1. Mix Ingredients: In a large pitcher, combine unsweetened cranberry juice and simple syrup. Use proportions based on your desired sweetness and the number of servings.
    2. Chill: Refrigerate the mixture until ready to serve.
    3. Add Prosecco: Just before serving, gently pour Prosecco into the pitcher, stirring lightly to mix.
    4. Serve: Pour into champagne flutes and garnish each glass with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    3

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 194Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 1g

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