Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange

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Perfect cocktail recipe for the holidays. Poinsettia cocktail with a splash and a twist of orange.

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The holiday season is here, and it is time to entertain. You know what that means right? Time to come up with some new cocktail recipes! Riondo Prosecco was kind enough to send me some Prosecco to try out!

Now I am a fan of wine; red, white and definitely bubbly, but my favorite wine to use in a cocktail is Prosecco. The light, fruity sweetness of it makes a great base and the bubbles add some fun. What is great about Riondo Prosecco is the price point. It is affordable so you can buy a few bottles to have on hand to make cocktails or to enjoy on its own during a night in.

I love a good mimosa and not just at brunch time, any time. I’ve often been known to add cranberry juice instead of orange juice. I recently learned that this is called a poinsettia. Being from Massachusetts, cranberry juice is a local staple. What's great about a poinsettia is that it's festive and easy to sip on for even the occasional drinkers. 

Gather everything you need for the cocktail. Riondo Prosecco, cranberry juice, fresh oranges, cranberries and flute glasses. 

Orange twist

How to make an orange twist.

Take your oranges and a peeler and peel a piece of the skin. Using a paring knife cut away some of the white excess pulp and trim down the skin to a desired width. Now twist your orange into a spiral and hold for a few seconds until it takes shape. 

The addition of the orange twist to a cocktail will enhance the flavor of the drink with additional citrus notes. 

Orange juice

Using the remains of the oranges cut them in half and juice them. Using fresh orange juice in a cocktail instead of a carton makes such a difference in flavor. Pour about 1 ounce into the flute glasses. 

Cranberry Juice

Take your cranberry juice and add another ounce on top of the orange juice. 

Add Riondo Prosecco

Now what I really love about Riondo Prosecco is the twist off cap. I am often a bit scared by flying corks when I make mimosas. 

Now I am not a wine connoisseur so I do like to do a bit of research when trying something new. Prosecco is a white sparkling wine from Italy. Prosecco refers to a region and grape. The glera grapes are grown in north-east Veneto region of Italy. 

So now that we know a little more about this Italian wine, let's top off the flutes and add in our orange twist and a few frozen cranberries. 

Pointsettia Cocktail

Poinsettia Cocktail Recipe with a splash and twist of orange.

1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
Filled to the rim with Riondo Prosecco
1 Orange twist
Frozen cranberries

In a flute glass combine cranberry juice, fresh squeezed orange juice and Riondo Prosecco. Top it off with and orange twist and a few frozen cranberries. Perfect for a party or Christmas morning. It can double as a holiday mimosa. 

For more recipes check out Riondo Prosecco Cocktails.

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