Thursday, December 19, 2013

Toddy Thursday: Poinsettia Cocktail

Okay, I know I threw a wrench in yesterday's post by not giving you any workout wisdom and it's about to happen again. I know...I'm so type A personality and predictable that you can't believe I'm changing it up again *gasp* but I am!

I had to fit this in somehow (I'm not so great at this scheduling thing yet) before Christmas because it's just that amazing. In fact, it's so amazing I only took one picture of it myself :)

I love a yummy holiday cocktail and this one is perfect. It's light and refreshing and screams holiday!

You can thank Emeril for this one:


1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Champagne
1/2 cup cranberry juice
Crushed ice
2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long


Combine the vodka, Champagne and juice in a large-stemmed red wine glass. Add crushed ice and stir until the mixture is well chilled. Twist the orange strips over the glass, drop them in, and serve.

So bascially I made a huge pitcher of it by multiplying everything by 10. So my recipe looked like:

2.5 cups vodka
2.5 cups Champagne (I actually added more to this because there was room at the top and I love bubbles)
5 cups cranberry juice (I used a cranberry grape because that's what I had)
Crushed ice
Orange zest (I zested straight into the cup)

It's insanely easy, you can't taste the alcohol at all and it's really pretty! I might be drinking these pre and post Christmas :)

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  1. This looks super yummy, I'll have to give it a try.


    1. Katie, it's so yummy and really easy! Perfect for the holidays!