Sparking Cranberry-Orange Cava cocktail
Something sparkling is always a perfect way to ring in the holidays. This simple Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup turns sweet Spanish Cava into a celebration, as well as can be used to flavor non-alcoholic sparklers such as Ginger Ale for those you choose to join the festivities but not imbibe.
Servings 1 1/4 cup Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup (about 20 cocktail servings)
Ingredients for Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup:
- 8 ounce (dry weight) Cranberries (approximately 2 cups; I use organic)
- 1 cup Fine Sugar
- 2 large Navel Oranges
- 1 teaspoon Orange zest , in larger strips using a paring knife or produce peeler
Ingredients for Sparkling Cranberry-Orange Cava cocktail:
- 1 bottle Spanish Cava (I used Freixenet Sweet Cuvee)
- Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup
Instructions for making Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup:
Squeeze the juice from the two oranges into a clear I cup liquid measuring cup. Add water to make a total liquid amount of 1 cup.
In a heavy, medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange/water, sugar and orange peel. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring periodically until cranberries burst and mixture fully combines; about 10-12 minutes.
Remove from heat. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Allow to cool fully and strain through the fine mesh strainer again.
Will keep in a sealed, glass container for up to 2 weeks.
Instructions to make Sparkling Cranberry-Orange Cava cocktail:
Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 299mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.4mg