I love discovering new cocktails. This week’s sip comes from Centennial Celebrations: A Colorado Cookbook published by the Junior League of Denver, gifted to me by my friend, Pegie. The Cranberry, Grapefruit Sparkler is a riff on the popular Sea Breeze cocktail popular in the 70s. Instead of vodka, this sip has elderflower liqueur and Prosecco, which happens to be my favorite libation!  For the elderflower liqueur, I use St. Germain – a beautiful, floral French liqueur with notes of peach, pear, and grapefruit. One bottle contains up to 1,000 elderflower blossoms.

Cranberry Grapefruit Sparkler

Recipe for one drink:

1-ounce cranberry juice

1-ounce grapefruit juice

1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain

2 to 3 ounces of Prosecco or Champagne (I love LaMarca)

Combine the juices and liqueur in a glass. Add the desired amount of ice. Top with the Prosecco. You can garnish with raspberries or sugared cranberries.

For 10 servings combine 2 cups cranberry juice, 2 cups grapefruit juice, and 1 1/2 cups elderflower liqueur in a 2 1/2 quart pitcher and stir. Add 1 bottle of Prosecco or Champagne. Fill 10 glasses with ice and add the juice mixture.

Be sure to watch my fun video on Instagram Reels demonstrating how I made this refreshing aperitif. While you are there be sure to follow me so you don’t miss the fun!