Who Needs A Drink? (Christmas Special)

Who Needs A Drink? (Christmas Special)

Shayla’s Peppermint Cranberry Cocktail

As you may know; I love this time of year and I have been in full blown Christmas mode (as my husband would call it) for a few weeks now.  

I’ve been decorating the tree, buying and wrapping presents and making holiday treats (see my previous Holiday Trail Mix blog post). And let me tell you, as much as I LOVE this time of year its A LOT of freakin’ work and mama needs a drink! 

This one is one of my faves, especially during the Holiday season.  See below for my Peppermint Cranberry Cocktail.

What you’ll need:

Tonic Water

Cranberry Juice
Fresh Whole Cranberries

Peppermint Syrup

Lime Slices

Paper Straws


And don’t forget the vodka!  Or gin, or spiced rum.. or vodka (yep…I said that twice.)

How to prepare:

Chill your glasses in the fridge

Wet rim with lime juice and dip in sugar

Fill glass 3/4 full with ice

Add 1 pump of peppermint syrup ( I get nine from Starbucks)

Add 1 oz of Vodka

Add cranberry juice, about 3/4 of the glass

Top up with tonic

Add your garnish, I used a few fresh cranberries, a slice of lime and a festive holiday straw.



























I must add that this recipe is also tasty without any sort of alcohol but let’s be honest, what’s the fun in that?

In all honesty, my cocktails don’t always look this fancy and most of the time you’ll find me sipping on the easiest cocktail there is.. a big old glass of red wine.  And yes, it does make its way into a glass.. most of the time. 

Anyways; I hope you all have a fabulous time leading up to the big day and may your tummies, homes and hearts be full. And remember to find a safe ride home if you do have a cocktail or two!

Merry Christmas from my Family to yours!

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