I apologize for not posting the past two days. Busy, busy... Anyway, we recently hosted a holiday cocktail party. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the right drinks to serve. We ended up serving Sidecars, Manhattan's and a drink we decided to call "Santa's Little Helper". Santa's Little Helper was a twist on a couple of recipes I found. It was refreshing and fun and I would definitely do it again for a holiday party. Here's the recipe.
5 ounces white cranberry juice
2 ounces ginger ale (we used good quality organic ginger ale, but in the testing process, Canada Dry was fine too, just depends on how much of a true ginger flavor you want in there)
2 ounces vodka
1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice and slices for drinks
The key to making this drink festive is to make ice cubes ahead of time with fresh cranberries frozen into them. We also served them in mason jars, because it was easy and had a nice feel to it. You can see in the pictures below that they were quite lovely and practical, two things I love together! Try it. You'll like it.
photos via tidbits