1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau or triple sec)
3 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces Champagne
Garnish: orange twist
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the orange liqueur and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.
Garnish with orange twist.
Serve and enjoy.
Since there is no ice involved in making the poinsettia, you'll want to chill the ingredients before mixing the drink. Place the bottles in the refrigerator for an hour or two before the party and you'll be good to go.
Champagne cocktails do not require the absolute best wine. This is particularly true when its paired with a heavy flavor such as cranberry, so feel free to be a little frugal. There are many great budget-friendly Champagnes available that are perfect for cocktails.
On the other hand, it's not necessarily wise to pinch pennies when it comes to the orange liqueur. Cointreau would be the top recommendation and Combier a close second, though there are other nice options available.
Champagne is not your only option and wines like Cava, Prosecco, and Moscato d'Asti are fantastic substitutes in any cocktail. If you're looking to cut your costs, you'll often find that an Italian Prosecco is one of the best ways to go.