Cranberry Whiskey Sparkler

Make this Cranberry Whiskey Sparkler for your next Holiday party – or better yet, make up a whole pitcher! You can make these drinks ahead of time and add the bubbly before serving!


Nothing screams that it’s time for the Holiday’s like cocktails. You decorate the house, make all the food, get everyone a few gifts…but then you need a couple good cocktails. I mean you need the cocktails. Am I right?

Something different and more festive to offer than just the basic drinks. I mean, it is the Holiday’s after all. We need to kick things up a bit.

This Cranberry Whiskey Sparkler looks like a simple cocktail (and it is) but it has some crazy intense flavors that you don’t expect when you take a sip.

First of all, let’s talk about the Crown Royal Regal Apple.

This is the whisky you’ve been looking for – I have to tell you, even people that don’t think they like whisky love this stuff. It’s infused with apples but it doesn’t taste too much likes apples and it’s also not too sweet.

Then it gets paired with fresh rosemary, cranberry juice and champagne. What’s there not to like? It’s the perfect cocktail for the Holiday’s, or any party that you might be hosting.

The best part is that you can make thisCranberry Whiskey Sparkler cocktail up ahead of time and just top it off with the champagne before serving.

You can even make up all the individual glasses ahead of time!

Just add the whisky, the rosemary and the cranberry juice in the bottom of champagne glasses and then just top off with chilled champagne.

Easy, festive and delicious.


I would definitely recommend getting an Extra Dry or Brut champagne or prosecco because with the cranberry juice it’ll be a little bit sweet already.

So what you’ll end up with is a slightly fruity, herby, sweet and tart cocktail that your guests will go crazy over.


If you really want to kick up the garnish you can top thisCranberry Whiskey Sparkler cocktail off with some fresh cranberries too (or even a splash more of the Crown Royal Regal Apple if you’re me) and then sit back and relax, cause it’s time to get the party going.

Happy cocktail recipe making…cheers!


Cranberry Whiskey Sparkler

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: American


This tart and bubbly holiday cocktail can be made per glass or in a pitcher for a crowd!


  • 1 ounce Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky
  • 1 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Champagne or prosecco for topping


  1. Add the whisky, cranberry juice and rosemary to a champagne glass.
  2. Top with champagne and serve.


If making ahead of time, multiply the amount of the whisky and cranberry juice per how many drinks you want to serve, add a few sprigs of rosemary to the pitcher and let sit until you’re ready to serve. Fill up each glass halfway full and then top with champagne and another sprig of rosemary.

Keywords: champagne cocktail, whiskey cocktails, whisky cocktails, crown royal apple, holiday drinks, holiday cocktails


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