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Martha's Berry Little Cocktail

Have yourself a berry little cocktail. Stir up this light, bright drink with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne to add a festive fizz to your holiday bash. This delicious holiday spirit is adapted from the November/December issue of Blueprint magazine.

  • Servings: 1
  • Yield: Serves 1
Martha's Berry Little Cocktail

Photography: Charles Masters

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Fall 2007


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit vodka, such as Charbay, chilled
  • 2 ounces champagne, chilled
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 ounce black currant juice or blackberry puree, chilled


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar into 1 1/2 cups water. Add cranberries and simmer until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain, discarding liquid, and place cranberries on a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer and chill at least 2 hours.

  2. Mix together vodka, Champagne, cranberry, and currant juice in a Champagne glass. Garnish with a skewer of 4 or 5 frozen cranberries. Reserve remaining cranberries for another drink.

Reviews (1)

  • lamtanna2 1 Dec, 2012

    This cocktail was the hit of our ornament/cookie exchange this evening! It is beautiful .... and delicious!

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