Thirsty Thursday: Jingle Juice

Happy Thirsty Thursday! I’m making spirits bright today with a great mocktail/cocktail recipe that is perfect for holiday parties! I served the mocktail version of this delicious drink at the Oh What Fun slumber party I hosted last weekend (read about the party here).

I love creating a recipe that can be served as a mocktail or a cocktail. You can make two big batches, one with alcohol and one without. Or, you can leave the alcohol out of one batch and let guest mix their own. Perfection!


This Jingle Juice is a combination of festive holiday flavors – cranberry and orange!

Here’s what you’ll need for one big batch of either the mocktail/cocktail:

  • I can frozen cranberry juice concentrate (found in the freezer section with frozen juice concentrate)
  • 2 liters Sprite Zero
  • 2 liters orange juice
  • Sliced oranges and cranberries (optional, for garnish)

To finish off the mocktail version, add a bottle of sparkling cider.

To make it a cocktail, add a bottle of champagne and a cup of vodka.

Serve either version in champagne flutes (I love my stemless version, and they’re a great price point), and garnish with an orange slice and a cranberry! And, if you need some kid-friendly champagne flutes, consider a plastic version (my favorites are sold at Party City!).

To jazz up your drink display, don’t forget to add a sign and some jingle bell confetti!


And if you’re looking for a great drink dispenser, I can’t say enough great things about mine. I got it as a birthday gift from my brother and I love it! The dispenser and stand are sold separately, so you can choose a stand to fit your style and taste. Look at all these beautiful options!

Links: dispenser | gray stand (this is mine) | gold metal stand | basket stand | wood/marble stand

Party on!

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