Christmas Cocktail

This festive Christmas Cocktail has the perfect balance of aromatic ginger and fruit flavor and is topped with a splash of soda for a little bit of fizz!

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Christmas Cocktail in two glasses

When it comes to a Christmas get-togethers, great drinks are just as important as delicious food. And this Christmas Cocktail definitely rivals some spiked Pineapple Slush when it comes to my favorites! It’s beautiful, festive, flavorful and just a tad bit fizzy!

Glass with Christmas Cocktail and cranberries on top

Ingredients Needed

  • Ginger syrup (should be available at most liquor stores) OR Water, Sugar and coarsely chopped fresh peeled Ginger
  • Orange Juice
  • Cranberry Juice – Be sure to get the 100% cranberry juice to maximize on flavor!
  • Vodka – It certainly doesn’t have to be the most expensive vodka, but a good drink starts with good booze! 🙂
  • Grenadine – This is optional, but I love the color it adds!
  • Fresh Cranberries and Orange Slices – for a super festive garnish!
  • Club Soda

How to Make Christmas Cocktail

One thing I love about this cocktail is that you can mix it up ahead of time. And getting some stuff done ahead of time means more enjoyment during the party and less work! #WinWin

To make this Christmas Cocktail, you’ll stir together ginger syrup, orange juice, cranberry juice and vodka. Then, if you’d like a little extra color, a slash of grenadine can be added. Lastly, add the garnishes and refrigerate until cold.

When ready to serve, pour into glasses, top with some club soda, give it a stir and enjoy!

Pouring cocktail into a glass

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Christmas Cocktail

This festive Christmas Cocktail has the perfect balance of aromatic ginger and fruit flavor and is topped with a splash of soda for a little bit of fizz!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 10


  • 1 1/4 c ginger simple syrup**
  • 1 1/2 c orange juice
  • 2 1/2 c 100% cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 c vodka
  • 2 tbsp grenadine optional (for color)
  • fresh cranberries and orange slices for garnish
  • 3 c club soda or diet/regular lemon-lime soda*


  • Pour the ginger syrup, orange juice, cranberry juice and vodka into a pitcher. Stir in the grenadine, if desired.
  • Add fresh cranberries and orange slices for garnish. Place in fridge until chilled and ready to serve.
  • Fill glass with about 2/3 of the cocktail mixture and top it off with soda*, stir and enjoy!


*If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, diet or regular lemon-lime soda is great in this!  However, if you like it a little more tart, club soda works great.  If you’re a ginger-lover and want an extra boost of it, ginger beer would be a fun way to top it off, too!
**If you can’t find ginger simple syrup or wish to make your own, here’s how:  In a small saucepan, stir together 1 c water, 1 c sugar and 1/2 c fresh, peeled and coarsely chopped ginger. Cook on medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Once it’s reached a boil, let simmer on low for 10 minutes, then remove the ginger pieces and let the liquid cool.
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this on Christmas Eve to drink on Christmas Day and it was delicious! We made our own ginger simple syrup and it gave this tart drink just the right amount of sweetness. 😍🎄

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