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Cranberry-Sage Champagne Cocktails

This post is going to be short and sweet because we have cocktails to drink and family to catch up with!

We’ve left farm chores behind for 3 days so we can spend some time in Montana with my brother and his girlfriend to celebrate the end of the farm season. We do this every year and we absolutely love this tradition. We have some amazing friends who are taking care of our chickens and checking in on the farm while we’re away on this quick trip. Montana is a very special place for me and Taylor (it’s where we met and fell in love eleven years ago!) We couldn’t be happier to be back in this magical place!

Since it’s the season for celebrations I thought I would share these festive cocktails so you can whip these up on Thanksgiving. Farm to glass never tasted so good and I hope you all enjoy these as much as we do. Cheers to slowing down and clinking glasses with amazing family and friends!

Cranberry-Sage Champagne Cocktails

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 10 mins.    Serves: 8 drinks

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup honey (or cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 5-6 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped + additional whole leaves for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 bottles of your favorite bubbly


  1. In a medium saucepan bring cranberries, honey, water, orange juice and sage leaves to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the cranberries are tender but haven't burst. About 10 minutes. Stir in the fresh orange zest and let cool. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Save a few cranberries for garnish.
  2. To assemble place 1-2 Tablespoons of the simple syrup in each glass and top with champagne or sparkling wine.


*Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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7 thoughts on “Cranberry-Sage Champagne Cocktails

  1. Farm to glass = love it! Gorgeous drink. Have a wonderful trip!

  2. These cocktails are definitely going on my Christmas to make list – they look refreshingly delicious and I LOVE the addition of sage!

  3. What a gorgeous holiday cocktail! Can’t wait to make this sirup.. I would also like to try it with Hendricks Gin!
    BTW I love you blog.. subscribes 🙂

  4. Charlotte says:

    a) These look amazing. and festive. love. b) ELEVEN years… holy smokes! Crazy (and so great)!

  5. The picture of Montana looks beautiful, as does the cocktail 🙂 Sage, cranberries, orange zest, and sparkling wine sounds awesome together.

  6. Stephanie Schlegel says:

    I made these cocktails for my cookie exchange last year and they were a HUGE hit. So this year, I want to make extra syrup so I don’t run out. How long do you think this will last in the fridge? Please say forever….

    1. Andrea says:

      haha! I think the syrup should stay in the fridge safely for one week. Cheers!

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