Olly Smith’s poinsettia cocktail recipe

This is so simple to make and is an easy recipe to customise to your own taste – add a little more fizz for a lighter flourish, or a little less if it’s richness you’re after.

poinsettia
Matt Russell

GARNISH Fresh cranberries
EQUIPMENT Long bar spoon

15ml Cointreau
30ml cranberry juice
Champagne, to top

  1. Add the Cointreau and cranberry juice to a chilled glass.
  2. Stir to combine. Top with Champagne.
  3. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

TIP Because this drink isn’t traditionally served over ice, make sure that all the ingredients are well chilled in advance.

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home cocktail bible
Our drinks recipes are taken from Home Cocktail Bible by Olly Smith, to be published by Quadrille on 2 December, price £20. To pre-order a copy for £16 until 28 November, go to mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3308 9193. Free UK delivery on orders over £20.