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In this festive sparkling-wine cocktail, homemade cinnamon-honey simple syrup is the base for this delicious cranberry-topped drink.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014


Recipe Summary

1 hr 45 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Cinnamon-Honey-Green Tea Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Cinnamon Honey-Green Tea Syrup: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add green tea bags; let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in honey. Let cool 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Stir in cinnamon just before using. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

  • To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine 1 ounce of the honey syrup, vodka and lemon juice in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling wine. Add ice, if using. Garnish with cranberries, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Honey Syrup (Step 1; without the cinnamon) for up to 1 week. Stir in cinnamon just before using.

Nutrition Facts

6 1/2 fl oz
236 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 21.2g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 18g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 3.8IU; vitamin c 11.9mg; folate 6.6mcg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 2.8mg; potassium 55.7mg; sodium 2.1mg; added sugar 17g.

1 other carbohydrate, 3 1/2 fat