It has taken me completely by surprise just how much our new house already feels like home. We haven’t been here a full week but we’ve made it through the work week (almost) and have basically maintained our normal routine with family dinners, evening walks, and even some fall baking. We’ve met lots of our neighbors and they are all incredibly kind and welcoming. All of this reinforces for me that this is exactly where we are meant to be. With so much to celebrate, I was definitely in the mood for a bubbly cocktail Friday!

This cocktail is everything I wanted it to be. It’s celebratory. It’s seasonal. It’s sweet and tart and bubbly all at once. And, it’s easy – almost embarrassingly so. Add a few mini scoops of cranberry sorbet to a champagne flute, top off with the bubbles (but slowly! It will fizz – a lot.) Repeat as necessary to celebrate any occasion, big or small. Cheers!


About 1 cup cranberry sorbet
1 bottle champagne or sparkling white wine


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    Place a few small scoops of the sorbet in each champagne flute. Pour champagne over the top, taking your time to allow the fizz to bubble off before topping off a few more times. Serve and enjoy as the sorbet begins to melt into the champagne, replacing each as much and as often as desired.

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks

    How inventive! This looks absolutely delicious and I’m so pleased you’re all settling in well to the new house

  • annieseats

    Thanks Kerry :)

  • Kat Moore

    Love those flutes! Congrats on the new place!

  • Not big on cranberry but this reminded me that I bought orange sherbet just for making champagne-orange sherbet drinks. I need to do that!

  • Angela

    That picture is amazing.

  • Catherine Coggeshall

    I love everything and anything cranberry — and what a perfect introduction to fall to include bubbly!

  • Tracy

    Congrats on the new home! I love this simple cocktail that has Christmas morning written all over it!

  • So glad you guys are loving the new place! Cheers to you and your new home!

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    Glad you are settling in so quickly. That’s awesome! This drink looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

  • annieseats

    Thanks Tracy!

  • annieseats

    Thank you Angela!

  • what a great idea! i’m definitely going to try this. congrats on your new home!