Cran-Orange Celebration Cocktail

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Here’s a low calorie drink recipe to toast with that will tickle your taste buds!

Cran-Orange Celebration (Vodka & Champagne) Cocktail
2 cups fresh cranberries, plus more for garnish
1 cup 100% orange juice
3/4 cup water
8 oz vodka
1 bottle champagne
club soda

Combine cranberries, water, and orange juice in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook until cranberries have softened completely and liquid is bright red, approx 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain mixture through a sieve into a glass cup or pitcher. Discard solids. Cool completely before using, can be made ahead of time up to 5 days.
Fill 8 glasses with ice. In each glass, add 1 oz cranberry syrup and 1 oz vodka. Add 4 oz of champagne. Top with club soda and garnish with a few fresh cranberries.