Monday, December 8, 2014

Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer

While I've hosted Christmas Dinner at my house before, last year was the first year I hosted my mom's birthday (Christmas Eve) and both Christmas morning (brunch and gifts) and Christmas Dinner all on my own.  I had an incredible amount of help in the kitchen (thanks, Mama!) and it was a ton of fun to plan a meal and have both sides of our family here to witness the magic of Christmas through our toddler and baby!  The joke is that I'll never want to play hostess again, and while it was definitely a ton of work, never say never, right?!  While I was researching recipes to pull together as my menu, I came across this cocktail that is the perfect signature drink for your next holiday party.  Make up a big pitcher, and I promise your guests will be asking for seconds!

5 cups orange juice
1 20-ounce bottle Sprite 
1 1/2 cups vodka
1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 
Maraschino cherries
Fresh rosemary sprigs

Stir together all ingredients; serve over ice. Garnish with cherries and rosemary.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, December 2008.
 Ms. enPlace


  1. Kate, my favorite cocktails are vodka cocktails, and these sound so good! They would be perfect for Christmas Eve. Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

    1. They would be! I served them as a "Signature Cocktail" before Christmas Dinner last year! Enjoy!

  2. I love this...especially the touch of rosemary. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

  3. love the idea can you make without the vodka on to many meds for alcohol will try it without and let you know thanks for sharing visiting from flashback friday have a great weekend

    1. You probably could! If you try it, let me know!

  4. What a cute and fun drink! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Hi Kate,
    Your Rudolphs Tipsy Spritzer looks like a perfect drink for a holiday party. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen