Drink of the Month

12 Days of Cocktails: Santa’s Rosy Cheeks

We’re feeling a little cheeky for the 10th drink of our 12 Day’s of Cocktails segment.  Balancing an array of juices with herbs, Santa’s Rosy Cheeks is bright and cherry with flavor, and sparkling with Christmas cheer.

Skip making drinks to order with this cocktail, you can mix all the juices and herbs together in advance to make hosting a breeze.  I like to make it in advance to give the rosemary time to infuse with the juices, then remove the rosemary from the mix and add the Sprite or Sparkling Water shortly before serving.

Santas Rosy Cheeks

Cheeky and festive holiday drink for a crowd
Course: Drinks
Servings: 8 Drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Titos Vodka
  • 5 cups Orange Juice *
  • 1/2 cups Cherry Juice use from jar of cherries
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups Sprite **
  • 4 sprigs Rosemary
  • 1/2 cup Cherries jarred
  • Rosemary Sprigs garnish

Instructions

  • Mix vodka, juices, and rosemary in a large decanter and chill overnight.
  • Remove rosemary sprigs. Add Sprite and cherries, mix to combine.
  • Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with rosemary sprigs.

Notes

*If looking for a tropical twist, use Mango Orange Juice.
**To make more of a spritzer, skip adding the Sprite and divide mix into glasses 3/4 full and top with sparkling water or champagne.

Cheers!

-B.

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