Drink of the Month

Cranberry Sparkler 

Dry out January?  No way!  Not when we can mix up this batch of loveliness.




  • 1 cup cranberries, preferably frozen
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup cranberry vodka
  • 1-750mL bottle of prosecco or champagne
  • 2 cups cranberry ginger ale, or more, as desired
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • lemon lime soda such as ginger ale, sprite or 7 Up
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprigs



  • Fill pitcher half full with ice.
  • Add cranberries and pomegranate seeds.
  • Add cranberry vodka.
  • Add sparkling wine.
  • Add simple syrup
  • Top off to taste with lemon lime soda


  • Flavor varieties - you can use orange, lemon or lime vodka in place of cranberry vodka.
  • Use cranberries as an anchor for the sprig of rosemary.
  • If you are looking for a lighter cocktail (think brunch) substitute cranberry juice for the vodka.
  • Regular or diet lemon lime soda both work fine.
  • Make decorative ice cubes ahead of time for a festive touch.
  • Use vodka instead of water for ice cubes - they won't water down your drink AND they freeze a bit clearer than water