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Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Yuletide Sparkler

This cocktail, sent to us by our lovely friends behind Valley & Co., is the perfect libation for fancy holiday festivities or low-key celebrations with your nearest and dearest. It's elegant enough to stand alone and light enough to keep the party going, making it a brilliant choice for a signature sip at a winter wedding. 

From Valley & Co.:

Friends, we’re really getting down there. 2014 is winding down and Christmas is around the corner. Then New Year’s Eve is around the bend. Gifts are being wrapped. Hugs given and friends well-wished. Parties are in full swing.

This Yuletide Cocktail is a scrumptious libation that’s equally delicious as it is festive.


Yuletide Sparkler

Recipe {yields 6 cocktails}:

1 bottle of champagne

6 oz. ginger ale

6 oz. cranberry juice

fresh cranberries

evergreen sprigs


In a cocktail shaker add ice, evergreen sprig {1}, a handful of cranberries and 6 oz. cranberry juice. Shake for a good minute. Strain juice into 6 champagne flutes. Add 1 oz. ginger ale to each flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with fresh cranberries and an evergreen sprig.

Entertaining tips to accompany this recipe:

-Write guests names’ on ribbon and tie around flutes before their arrival for drink markers

-Print out a signature cocktail recipe card to send home with guests, along with cookies at the night’s end

-Have a calligrapher pen a menu showcasing your cocktails and let guests play mixologists with your favorite ingredients


valley&coAleah and Nick Valley are the owners and operators of Valley & Co. Parties | Weddings | Lifestyle in the beautiful Emerald City {Seattle}. They're a husband + wife wedding and event planning and design duo™ {since 2003} who specialize in making life grand. Check out their event planning firm’s website to inquire about their services.