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Holiday Cranberry Spritzer

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Serve this holiday cranberry spritzer all season long. It’s festive, refreshing and perfect for entertaining. 

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This post, for holiday cranberry spritzer, is sponsored by Stirrings All Natural Cocktail Mixers and I received a complimentary product to create a holiday cocktail. This post may contain affiliate links.

Being in the wine and spirit business for 20+ years, I always love creating cocktails for special occasions. When my husband and I entertain we love to offer our guests something special to drink.

I used the Stirrings blood orange martini mixer because I thought it would pair deliciously with a cranberry vodka. Well, I was spot on!

Not only does it look pretty, but it is a fresh and delicious cocktail. I rimmed the glass with Stirrings Margarita Salt for sme interest. I made one for both myself and my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you do too! Plus it’s fun to have a “signature” cocktail for parties.

How to make a great cocktail

There are some key elements to making a great cocktail. Flavor is first. Think of flavor combinations you love. Cranberry and orange make a great blend so think about how you can achieve a balanced drink.

Rather than making the cocktail too sweet with juice and soda I chose a cranberry vodka. The blood orange mixer and Sprite add contrast and a bit of sweetness with the tart cranberry vodka.

Another key element to making a great drink is good ingredients. If you plan to use a simple syrup, make your own. Think about infusing it with a fruit for another layer of flavor.

Garnish your drink. A simple garnish of fresh cranberries skewered on a sprig of rosemary makes for a festive addition to the cocktail. You could also freeze cranberries in ice cubes for a great look.

Another festive cocktail is my cherry lime margarita. Many think margaritas are only for summer but the color makes this on eperfect for holiday entertaining too.

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An upclose photo cranberry spritzer.

Holiday Cranberry Spritzer

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Holiday Cranberry Spritzer is a festive cocktail for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry vodka
  • 2 ounces Stirrings Blood Orange Mixer, plus more in a dish for rimming
  • 2 ounces Sprite
  • Stirrings Margarita Salt
  • 3 fresh cranberries
  • ½ sprig rosemary

Instructions

  1. Dip rim of rocks glass in Stirrings blood orange mixer. Dip rim of glass in Stirrings margarita salt and fill glass with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, filled with ice mix all ingredients except margarita salt. Gently shake and strain into prepared glass. Skewer fresh cranberries with a rosemary spring as garnish.
  3. Serve.

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Matt @ Plating Pixels

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Sounds yummy. I should be enjoying something like this year round!

Jessica Formicola

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

This is such a festive cocktail! So perfect for Christmas!

Kallee

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

It is such a beautiful color.

Caitlyn Erhardt

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Love the flavor combination! Perfect cocktail!

Taylor W.

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Looks like the perfect festive holiday drink! Yum!

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