Cranberry Spritz

I first fell for the delicious-ness that is a Spritz almost two years ago while on vacation (see here). We were staying in a little beach town with lots of wind surfing and cute little bar/restaurants right along the shoreline and everywhere we went I kept seeing “Spritz” on the menu.

I am not sure if I’d even had an Aperol Spritz before, but I quickly discovered that I loved them! They are both refreshing and flavorful, being a fairly light cocktail that still manages to showcase bold flavors.

Which sounds like the prefect beach day cocktail, right? I think so. But lately, even though the weather is cold and anything but beach-like, I’ve been in the mood for a Spritz again.

So I decided to slightly change up this classic cocktail to include one of my favorite flavors of the season: cranberries. The slightly bitter taste of cranberry and Aperol go perfectly with champagne or prosecco bubbles. And cocktails with bubbles always feel right for a holiday get together or NYE, so cheers!

Cranberry Spritz

3 parts Champagne or Prosecco
1 part Aperol
1 part cranberry juice
cranberry ice cube and orange wedge, optional

Combine the first three ingredients over ice in a wine glass. Garnish and serve chilled.

If you want your drink to feel extra festive, you can freeze some cranberries in your ice cubes beforehand to add a really pretty presentation element.

This drink is pretty simple to make—just one or two servings (use a small bottle of champagne if that’s all you need) or you can open a few regular-sized bottles if you’re having a party!

This is seriously such an easy and delicious cocktail to throw together—I’m totally obsessed with them this season! xo. Emma

P.S. Check out 20 Easy Cocktails for Any Occasion for more recipes!

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Cranberry Spritz

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3 parts Champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 part Aperol
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • cranberry ice cube and orange wedge optional

Instructions

  • Combine the first three ingredients over ice in a wine glass. Garnish and serve chilled.
  • This looks so good and refreshing! I need to try this soon!

    Paige
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    • Yes, that’s one of the reasons I love this cocktail. It’s quite refreshing. It’s a great just before dinner drink, or just after a bigger meal and you’re feeling too full for something else. It’s nice and light.

  • Looks delicious
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  • Sprizz is my favorite cocktail ever and I can really drink it whenever (doesn’t matter if it is a summer Cocktail, I also drink it in winter) xD
    I never drank it with cranberries, but the recipe sounds interesting. I might try it soon! 🙂

  • I love a good Aperol Spritz but I’ve never put cranberries into my ice cubes. This is such a cute idea!

  • Wow, the drink looks so photogenic! I’m going to have to try this! 🙂
    Merry Christmas to the ABM team once again! ????????

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Such a brilliant idea, I love it! You guys are always so creative <3

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