Tequila • Sweet
‘Tis the Spritzer

Cranberry sauce might have a supporting role during Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s the star of this Champagne spritzer from Cody Goldstein, founder of cocktail consulting firm Muddling Memories. The drink combines sweet-tart cranberry sauce with rich reposado tequila, vibrant blood orange and lightly bitter Aperol for a simple sparkling cocktail you can easily throw together right at the dinner table.

The Essentials

Reposado Tequila
Blood orange juice
cranberry sauce
The Details
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2 oz Reposado Tequila
1 oz Blood orange juice
.5 oz cranberry sauce
.5 oz Aperol
Splash of water (optional)
Champagne, to top
Cranberries, for garnish


  • If your cranberry sauce is extra thick, add a splash of water to dilute it slightly.
  • Add all the ingredients to a shaking tin and fill with a handful of ice.
  • Shake for five seconds and strain into a Collins glass.
  • Top with Champagne and garnish with a few cranberries.