Unveiling Santa’s Secret: The Ultimate Christmas Cocktail

Ah, the holiday season—a time of twinkling lights, cozy sweaters, and of course, festive cocktails! While mulled wine and eggnog have their own special places in our hearts, there’s a new concoction that’s ready to take center stage this Christmas: Santa’s Secret Cocktail. Forget the milk and cookies; Santa’s got a new favorite treat, and it’s perfect for adult holiday gatherings!

This seasonal gem marries the classic holiday flavors in a glass. Imagine sipping on the essence of Christmas itself, as this cocktail features a unique blend of rosemary-infused simple syrup, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice. The rosemary’s earthy aroma pairs splendidly with the citrusy kick from the orange liqueur, while the tartness of cranberry juice adds a refreshing contrast. But what really elevates this cocktail to celestial levels is a final, effervescent splash of prosecco.

A Garnish to Remember

And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance—a skewer adorned with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. This not only adds aesthetic charm but also infuses the drink with an extra burst of flavor and aroma with every sip you take. It’s like a Christmas wreath for your cocktail!

The Perfect Party Pleaser

Hosting a holiday gathering? Santa’s Secret Cocktail can easily become the star of your drink menu. Its versatility allows it to please a wide array of palates. And for those preferring a non-alcoholic version, simply swap the orange liqueur for some fresh orange juice and the prosecco for sparkling water or club soda. Voila! A mocktail that’s just as festive.

In a Nutshell

Santa’s Secret Cocktail transcends the typical holiday drink, offering a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate like sugarplums in a holiday tale. It’s easy to prepare, irresistibly delicious, and embodies the spirit of Christmas in every sip. So, as you decorate your tree and hang the stockings, make sure to add this cocktail to your holiday festivities. Santa may have many secrets, but this is one he’s willing to share. Cheers to a season filled with joy, love, and exceptional cocktails! 🥂



Santa’s Secret captures the essence of holiday cheer in one glass! To create this delightful Christmas concoction, you’ll need a blend of rosemary-infused simple syrup, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice, all crowned with a bubbly layer of prosecco and adorned with a skewer of cranberries and rosemary sprigs.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?

  • Ice cubes
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup - rosemary-flavored
  • 2 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • top with Prosecco
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rosemary simple syrup, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice.
  • Shake the mixture well to combine.
  • Divide the shaken mixture over ice into lowball glasses. For an elegant touch, use large square ice cubes.
  • Top each glass with prosecco.
  • Add cranberries and rosemary sprigs as garnish.

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For a non-alcoholic variant: Substitute the orange liqueur with orange juice and replace prosecco with sparkling water or club soda.
If you’re not in the mood for prosecco, you can also use club soda or sparkling water as a topping.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Beverage, Christmas Cocktails, Cocktail, Drink