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 fizz! It's a fun cocktail you can enjoy all holiday season long!Jump to Recipe
When it comes to a Christmas get-togethers, a great holiday cocktail is 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!
I kept the name of this cocktail pretty simple, but you can jazz it up for your Christmas party guests by calling it Rudolph's Tipsy Punch, Mistletoe Martini, Jingle Juice, etc!
Ingredients Needed (Amounts in Recipe Card below)
- 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!
How much should I make?
It depends on the size of your party....and how wild everyone plans to get! 😉 One recipe will fit in a pitcher or you can make a double or triple batch and put it in a punch bowl.
What type of glass should this be served in?
It's totally up to you. We use little flute glasses, but you could also use a martini glass, a copper mug, etc!
How to Garnish a Christmas Cocktail
I like adding a few cranberries and an orange slice on the rim of the glass for this festive drink. You can also add a sprig of rosemary!
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