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Holiday Berry Sparkler – A Holiday Cocktail

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

These sparkling holiday drinks are perfect for parties featuring Strawberry Smirnoff Ice!


This sparkling holiday cocktail is perfect for the upcoming season of parties and events! We loved the flavor combination of tart and sweet in this drink, and the addition of some homemade cranberry simple syrup to make it even more holiday themed! The Holiday Berry Sparkler is a definite drink to make for your next holiday get together!


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Holiday Berry

We love easy cocktails for a party, because we all know how hard it is to be the mixologist for a lot of people (especially when you want to be sure to be social with your friends!) and this drink is the perfect one for this holiday season! We were contacted by Smirnoff Ice to make two food items and two cocktails for them for the holiday season. So we knew we could make a new quick and easy cocktail for upcoming events this year!

Holiday Berry Sparkler cocktail in rocks glass with lemon peel, cranberries, pine tree stirrer. Fir branch, Smirnoff Ice bottle and jigger

We started out by making a fresh cranberry simple syrup for this drink to give it a great holiday flavor. The cranberry syrup is a nice contrast of sweet and tart, plus anything cranberry feels festive during the holiday season! The cranberry also adds a deep red color which really looks fantastic!

Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail in rocks glass with cranberries, lemon peel and pine tree topped stirrer. Jigger, cranberries, lemon and Smirnoff Ice bottles in background

Rocks Glasses / Jigger

What Flavors for A Holiday Cocktail?

Once we had our fresh cranberry syrup ready, we added some triple sec orange liqueur to it, since orange and cranberry go so well together. We then added some apple cider for some fresh fall flavor, and then used a combination of two flavors of Smirnoff Ice, the Original and Strawberry!


We loved the combination of the two Smirnoff Ice flavors, the lemon and lime in the original and the strawberry a nice combination of tart and fruity sweetness, which meant we didn’t have to add in lemon juice for the fresh flavor. Instead we placed a lemon peel on the edge of the glass, which we encourage you to do, so you still get the fresh perfume of lemon, but without the sourness of the lemon juice.

What Ingredients are Needed for the Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail?

  • Original Smirnoff Ice
  • Strawberry Smirnoff Ice
  • Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • Triple Sec
  • Apple Cider


The fizziness in these holiday drinks come from the Smirnoff Ice and it is the perfect finish for the tartness of the cranberry simple syrup and sweetness of the cider.

Cranberries and lemon curls garnish our Holiday Berry Sparkler Cocktail in a rocks glass, pine tree topped cocktail stirrer. Smirnoff bottles in background

If You Are Looking for More Holiday Drinks, Try These!


We hope that you try these holiday drinks out for a party, and let us know how it goes, or try it out just for yourself! Please check out our other three recipes that we have done for Smirnoff Ice, the Caramel Green Apple Cocktail, the Citrus Asian Chicken Wings, and the Mini Berry Bites. We think all four together would make a great spread for your event, and we hope you like them all!




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A festively garnished Holiday Berry Sparkler makes for a great cocktail at holiday parties!
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Holiday Berry Sparkler - A Holiday Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Holiday cocktail recipe - a sparkling cocktail with berry flavors, perfect for celebrating with.


Holiday Berry Sparkler

  • 2 ounces Strawberry Smirnoff Ice
  • 1 ounce Original Smirnoff Ice
  • .75 ounce cranberry simple syrup
  • 1.50 ounce apple cider
  • .50 ounce triple sec
  • cranberries and lemon peel for garnish


For the Cocktail

In an ice filled glass, combine all ingredients.

Stir to incorporate.



Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1100mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

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Monday 11th of December 2017

This looks nice!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Thanks so much! Cheers!

Rachel K Hall

Thursday 16th of November 2017

I think I might make this for my Book Club Christmas party!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Do it! Cheers to you and your book club!

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