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Christmas Cocktail

Kelsey
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

Ingredients
  

  • 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*

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

*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.
Keyword cocktail