Ring in the new year with this Swirled Cranberry Champagne Cocktail made with grenadine, cranberry juice, and champagne that swirls and shines thanks to a secret ingredient!
New Year’s Eve is a holiday that calls for all things glittery and sparkly! One of my favorite ways to celebrate is with homemade cocktails that bring something special to the celebration, and in this case, that means something with a little extra shine. What is it that gives this Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail that glittery swirl? The secret ingredient is something you might not expect…edible luster dust! Edible lust dust that is traditionally used on cakes creates a beautiful swirl in drinks that doesn’t dissolve or disappear. I certainly never thought luster dust would be such an essential ingredient on my bar cart, but I can’t resist adding it to my specialty cocktails now!
Swirled Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
This little trick is easy and inexpensive, and you can add it to just about any cocktail! It shines in both dark red cocktails like this one and lighter cocktails as well. After sitting for a few minutes, the powder may settle on the bottom of the glass. Don’t worry – it didn’t disappear. Just swirl the glass a little and the shine will immediately return!
Not only does the combo of grenadine, cranberry juice, and champagne make this cocktail delicious and lightly sweet, it’s beautifully swirled. There’s no doubt you’ll dazzle any party guests with this trick! Plus, what’s New Year’s Eve without champagne? This cocktail combines the best of multiple drinks. Think of it as a combination of classic champagne, a vodka cranberry cocktail, and a Shirley Temple. The splash of grenadine gives this cocktail a little sweetness and the cranberry juice gives it its primary flavor.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to celebrate the new year with a round of these! Nothing says celebration like a swirly, sparkling New Year’s Eve cocktail.
- Splash of grenadine
- 2 shots cranberry juice
- Maraschino cherries, for garnish
- Edible luster dust, silver or gold
- Combine grenadine and cranberry juice in a glass.
- Top with champagne until full.
- Mix in about 1/8 tsp edible luster dust with a stir stick.
- Top with maraschino cherries as garnish.
Home Chef Tip: Silver and gold luster dust will stand out most in this drink, but experiment with other colors in other cocktails!
We hope you enjoy this Swirled Cranberry Champagne Cocktail recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Holly from Club Crafted, as much as we do. If you love this unique New Year’s Eve Cocktail, you can find more like it by visiting our Cocktails section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
Disclosure: Message intended for our readers 21+ only. Please drink responsibly!