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Winter Dreams Cocktail {Boozy Days of Christmas}

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.


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


  • 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


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.