Merry Christmas Family Cocktail

Merry Christmas Family Cocktail

Merry Christmas Family Cocktail

Today, we wish you a very Merry Christmas; or, if you’re not one to celebrate Christmas, we wish you a happy December 25th. We’re grateful for you tuning in for some liquor basics, cocktail recipes, and reviews.

We’re spending Christmas with family, in all it’s loving, dynamic-filled glory. Families are like that, right? So good and so complicated all at once.


It’s only fitting that today’s cocktail of the day is one that was a family affair. My mom asked us for some drink recipes for a party she was having. But before we could get back to her, she discovered this one. They made it for their party, and it was a hit. My dad was on camera duty and sent me a fabulous run of photos.

It’s pretty and simple, and it makes for a great mocktail if your family includes people who don’t drink (either because they’re small children or because they don’t like it). We hope it is a festive addition to your celebration, and maybe a coping companion if needed.

Merriest of Christmases to you!


Merry Christmas Family Cocktail


  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup cranberry juice (if you only stock unsweetened cran juice like my family does, you’ll want to add some sugar)
  • 1.5 cup tonic (buy the good stuff)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened lime juice
  • limes, sliced for garnish (optional)
  • fresh cranberries, for garnish (optional)

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  • Mix vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice in a pitcher.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, add tonic to pitcher.
  • Fill glasses with ice, a couple of cranberries, and a slice of lime.
  • Serve and enjoy

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