Winter Dreams Cocktail {Boozy Days of Christmas}

This winter dreams cocktail is full of citrus flavor and topped off with bubbly seltzer. Garnish with cranberries and mint and you have a delicious holiday cocktail!

Alright ladies and gentleman it’s time to kick off the annual Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas event! Hooray! That special time of the year is upon us. You know the one. The one that makes you want to drink non-stop and stay full of holiday cheer. Don’t worry. I’m here for you. I started this event back in 2010 and have looked forward to Christmas every year since. If you don’t already know my love for cocktails you are in for a treat. This year I have some amazing drinks in store for you!

To kick off the event I have a very beautiful (and delicious) drink titled Winter Dreams. It’s a wonderful mixture of orange vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice. If you’re lucky enough to have any Meyer lemons they are perfect for this drink! The mint and cranberries are not required but they give the drink a nice Christmas look.

Cheers!

This winter dreams cocktail is full of citrus flavor and topped off with bubbly seltzer. Garnish with cranberries and mint and you have a delicious holiday cocktail!

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Winter Dreams Cocktail

This winter dreams cocktail is full of citrus flavor and topped off with bubbly seltzer. Garnish with cranberries and mint and you have a delicious holiday cocktail!

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces mandarin orange vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Seltzer water - chilled
  • Optional: Fresh cranberries and mint for garnish

Directions:

In a tall cocktail glass add ice and pour in vodka, Cointreau and lemon juice.

Fill to the top with seltzer water and gently stir. Add in fresh cranberries and mint for garnish.

8 Responses to “Winter Dreams Cocktail {Boozy Days of Christmas}”

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    Amy Powell — December 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    sounds perfect & so much fun to drink! thanks for sharing.

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    Rachel Cooks — December 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    The Boozy Days of Christmas is going to be torture for me. I might have to boycott Nutmeg Nanny 😉

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    That is an exceptional photo! I can’t wait to try this and see what else you have concocted!

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    The Food Hound — December 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Fun fun fun!! I thought this was going to be a cream-based drink, and I see it’s not! I like it better that way. Looks so tasty and festive with your mint and cranberry addition. I host a gluhwein party every year so I feel like I never get to try out other cocktails because I spend the rest of the month ‘drying out’ from all the gluhwein, hah!

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    Joanne — December 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I really hope I get my hands on some Meyers soon! This sounds so refreshing!

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    hungryandfrozen — December 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    This is so pretty and I love how citrussy it sounds. Am excited to see the rest of your cocktails! Will peruse your archives for inspiration too…

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