Wednesday, December 21, 2022

If your family is like mine, this is a very important post! Just kidding!

You can never go wrong with a mimosa, but why keep it traditional? Try pomegranate or cranberry juice instead of orange juice. I finally bought a set of 4 champagne flutes at Target last year. I like to use LaMarca brand prosecco and Heather talked about this drink here, too! I had a bag of cranberries left over from Thanksgiving and I washed them and left them wet, put them in a big Ziploc bag with sugar and shook them up. They are in my freezer waiting for me. You can also add a sprig of rosemary like my drink had on Friday night. Rosemary looks a bit like a Christmas tree! I had to remove it because it kept going up my nose, so beware.

You can’t go wrong with vodka and cranberry. Add a splash of Sprite for that fizzy element.

Trader Joe’s has a sparkling cranberry ginger beverage that is on my list. I plan to re-create the cranberry mule I had on Friday.

I love to “copy” off of restaurant drinks. Do you do that, too?

Lindsay has a winter white cosmo that I have yet to try. I can’t find white cranberry juice!

Do you watch Southern Charm or Winter House? Austen posted this family punch recipe and it is really good:

1/2 cup bourbon

1 cup pomegranate juice

zest of one orange (I left this out)

1/2 cup orange juice

1 bottle of Prosecco

Pom seeds or cranberries

I did test this out for you! It’s good!

Do you have any traditional cocktails? Egg nog? I like the stuff!



11 thoughts on “Christmas Cocktails

    1. I have done that for years, but I just need to hope that I remember they are in my freezer! I love cran ginger ale and so does Jack. I also get the cran Sprite. Tom hates rosemary. I tried to impress him with rosemary roasted potatoes early in our marriage and he told me he thinks “Rosemary is a b****h”. Ok, then, Tom.

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  1. I love the idea of a fancy cocktail but have never ever made one! Can you believe that? I love my wine. I am a wine snob and only drink more high end wines. If I’m going to use the points, I am not wasting them on cheap wine. I should say the wine can be cheap but it better taste great!

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    1. I can’t believe that! I feel better after drinking a cocktail than after drinking wine. I can handle a red and I had a really nice Lambrusco this week. I wish I was more drawn to the ease and simplicity of just opening a bottle but I have to be all complicated with the cocktails. The nice thing about making cocktails at home is that you can control the ingredients and use the less sugary and caloric options!

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  2. Oh my goodness…all of these drinks sound amazing! I am intrigued by the mule and may have to try my version of while we’re all at home over the weekend. I am not at all creative when it comes to drinks, so I appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope you had a great day!

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    1. Thank you! I just can’t stand paying $15 a drink but I do like to “go” places with my friends. It’s not as fun to have people over, you know? But, I should do that more, too. I hope you like and try one of these. It feels festive!

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