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Poinsettia
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The Poinsettia cocktail is a festive and refreshing drink commonly associated with the holiday season, its name inspired by the bright red Poinsettia plant often linked with Christmas decor. This ... more The Poinsettia cocktail is a festive and refreshing drink commonly associated with the holiday season, its name inspired by the bright red Poinsettia plant often linked with Christmas decor. This sparkling cocktail is a delightful blend of tart cranberry juice, which imparts a ruby hue and a tangy flavor profile, balanced by the effervescent and crisp notes from champagne. A touch of triple sec adds a subtle citrus sweetness, enhancing the overall complexity of the drink. Served in an elegant champagne flute with an orange slice garnish, the Poinsettia cocktail is both aesthetically pleasing and a joy to the palate, making it a popular choice for celebrations and cheery toasts.
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12.33% | 2.22 units *

Champagne glass

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Cocktail Colin says:

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The Poinsettia cocktail is a sparkling gem perfect for holiday cheer, cleverly balancing the tartness of cranberry juice with the bubbly zing of champagne or prosecco. The addition of triple sec introduces a gentle citrus undertone that complements the effervescence and tart profile, crafting a refreshing yet subtly complex beverage worthy of any festive occasion.

Method
How to make a Poinsettia

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the triple sec and cranberry juice into a champagne flute and stir
Genttly top up with champagne
Add an orange slice garnish and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Poinsettia cocktail?

The Poinsettia cocktail, with its vibrant red color from cranberry juice, is perfect for festive occasions, especially Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Its elegant presentation in a champagne glass also makes it suitable for weddings and sophisticated gatherings.

FAQ

Can the Poinsettia cocktail be made in advance?

It's best to prepare the Poinsettia cocktail fresh due to its champagne or prosecco component, which is best enjoyed bubbly. However, you can mix the cranberry juice and Triple Sec in advance and keep it chilled. Top up with champagne or prosecco when ready to serve.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Poinsettia cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Poinsettia can be made by replacing the champagne or prosecco with sparkling white grape juice or a non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and using a non-alcoholic triple sec substitute or orange juice for the Triple Sec.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some good food pairings with the Poinsettia cocktail?

The Poinsettia cocktail pairs well with light appetizers and finger foods such as shrimp cocktails, cheese platters, bruschetta, and canapés. Its refreshing nature also complements chicken or fish dishes subtly seasoned.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should the Poinsettia cocktail be garnished?

The Poinsettia cocktail is traditionally garnished with a twist of orange peel to complement the Triple Sec's citrus notes. Around the holidays, a sprig of rosemary or a few fresh cranberries can add a festive touch.

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