It’s definitely starting to feel like the holiday season around here. Our temps have started dropping and there have been a few mornings when I could see my breath in the air. Slightly depressing since I love warm weather, but the one good thing that I do always look forward to with the change of season is Thanksgiving and Christmas!
My family has a few different traditions that we incorporate each year, but I am always on the lookout for other fun ideas to bring into the mix, much to my family’s dismay. But, hey, someone’s gotta do it, right?
We have a lot more traditions centered around Christmas, but I have wanted to try to bring a little more flavor into Thanksgiving.
Since there are no grand kids around yet, I might just try to incorporate a new cocktail recipe each year or a cocktail making competition between family members! A fun take on the holidays, but also delish and fun to create.
This cranberry splash cocktail will definitely be a contender this year!
Vodka, orange liqueur, and even some fresh cranberries take this refreshing cocktail up to the next level and I don’t think anyone will mind if you steal a few of the fresh cranberries for the cranberry sauce if you hand them a glass of this yummy cocktail.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
- 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1 Cup of Ice
- Fresh Cranberries for Garnish
Shake well to mix and to chill the cocktail. Pour into glasses, and serve.
Garnish with fresh cranberries.
Photography by Haley Nord Photography