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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 with New Year’s Eve just around the corner. Gifts have been opened. 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.