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!

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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!

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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!
JW

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