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Cranberry Sparkle Cocktail

If you're anything like me, I had you at the word sparkle. Haha! I love anything and everything that sparkles...and that includes my cocktails! I enjoy a nice glass of bubbly all on its own of course, but it's also fun to dress up those bubbles every now and again. And what dresses up drink more than a little color? A bold red color to be exact....Nothing makes for a prettier cocktail than a red juice mixer in my book. In fact, if you have designs on serving a mimosa bar at your next brunch, I highly suggest you go beyond orange juice for your mixers, but I digress...Let's talk about today's featured cocktail!

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This is the kind of cocktail you can serve at a Halloween OR holiday party. It looks seriously spooky and fabulously festive at the same time! It all depends on whether you're in need of a little bloody gore or holiday cheer. Or you can simply serve it next to a lovely fall floral arrangement and turn your night into a let's have a happy just because it's a beautiful fall day situation. And that's exactly what's going on at our house tonight. Even if it's just you and your honey partaking, there's no reason you can't serve up a special cocktail on any old day...And in this case, le special cocktail takes very little effort to make!

Ingredients:

- your favorite sparkling wine (I went with my personal jam, Prosecco)
- cranberry juice (you could easlily substitute this for pomegranate juice)
- fruit garnish (I like the contrasting color that blueberries lend to this cocktail's look, but cranberries would work great too)

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Directions:

Pour 2/3 bubbles to 1/3 juice and top with your garnish of choice. That's it! You have a slightly (but not too) sweet cocktail to celebrate, well, ANYTHING with!

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And for more cocktail inspiration, head over to The Shopping Mama to check out their Oktoberfest party! Beer lovers rejoice...you're going to be all over this one!

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