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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.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword cava cocktail, champagne cocktail, cranberry orange simple syrup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 1 1/4 cup Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup (about 20 cocktail servings)
Calories 168kcal
Author Toni Dash


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:

  • In a champagne flute, pour 1 tablespoon of the Cranberry-Orange Simple Syrup. Fill glass with cava and stir to fully combine.


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