We found this cocktail on Cravings of a Lunatic and decided to share it because it’s perfect for a fall or winter wedding. With its’ fruity flavor, gorgeous color and use of cranberries it would make an excellent signature drink.
Serves 8 to 12
1 (750 ml) bottle of Casillero del Diablo Merlot
4 cups cranberry juice
1/4 cup Cointreau or any orange liqueur
2 to 4 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups sparkling water
2 cups ice, if desired
Pour the Casillero del Diablo Merlot in a pitcher, add the cranberry juice, Cointreau and the cranberries and stir well.
Put the mixture in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
Remove the mixture from the fridge and add the sparkling water. Stir well. Add ice if desired.
For an extra kick and beautiful presentation, add orange slices.