Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

Holidays are all about spirit. And by “spirit” I mean the feeling of happiness, gratitude, and grace that swirls around December. Spirit is more a mood than anything religious. Anyone can have spirit no matter what one celebrates. I love the holiday spirit. The buzz, the pomp and circumstance, the gatherings, and the overall excitement seem to touch most people in some way. The spirit during the month of December is infectious and kindness comes out in big and small ways.

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

With spirit comes celebration. People reconnect and toast the holidays, the year’s end, time off from work, or just a break from busy lives. It’s a time when all the bad in the world (for a brief moment) seems just a little less bleak. This cranberry-cassis white wine spritzer is a celebratory cocktail I developed to toast the spirit of the holiday season. A fruity drink that is tart and flavorful, but on the lighter side. The secret ingredient here is the touch of cranberry sauce which may for a brief moment seem unusual until you taste it. The tartness of the cranberry compliments the crisp white wine and the sweet creme de cassis in a fantastic way. The ginger beer adds a nice effervescent touch. Both smooth and festive, this cocktail is a great way to toast the spirit of the season. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019.

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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