Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer
kid-friendly version too!
If you’re looking for a festive holiday cocktail or a change of pace from the usual Cosmo look no further! RUDOLPH’S TIPSY SPRITZER features the perfect balance of flavors that goes beyond a simple mix of vodka and cran. This easy spritzer makes a party-perfect punch that can easily be made kid-friendly.
While we’re in the holiday mood, we love enjoying a few good cocktails with appetizers like Dried Apricot Blue Cheese Canapes, Garlic Chicken Puffs with a Meat and Cheese Board for the ultimate cocktail party.
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Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer
Who’s ready to get tipsy with Rudolph this season?! It’s time to get ready for Santa to come to town, and what better way to do that than with your wrapping paper in one hand a drink in the other!
Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer will have you feeling jolly in no time and is perfect for sipping while you decorate the tree, or serving to friends at the annual Christmas party. If the North Pole had a signature drink, I think this would be it!
There’s nothing that says Christmas drink more than a Santa red juice that comes together with hints of cranberry, orange juice, ginger ale, and vodka. Top it off with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries and you have yourself a drink even the big man himself can’t resist.
How To Mix Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer By The Glass
While this tipsy spritzer is amazing enough to drink a whole pitcher in one night, sometimes you have to limit yourself to just one. So, if you don’t want to tempt yourself with leaving a whole pitcher in the house, here are some instructions to make a single serving.
2 oz of each juice
1.5 oz of soda
1.5 oz of vodka
splash of maraschino cherry juice
splash of lemon juice
To find the full ingredients list and measurements for a full pitcher, look for the recipe card at the bottom of this post. The original recipe makes a pitcher of about 10 glasses and is great for a small party. It will also keep in the refrigerator for up 3-5 days making it a great cocktail you can sip on almost all week.
Make Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer Kid Friendly!
Looking to make Rudolph’s spritzer a little less tipsy? Lucky for you, it’s super easy to make this cocktail into a kid-friendly mocktail the whole family can enjoy!
Just simply omit the vodka when adding the ingredients in the recipe! There are no substitutes or replacements of any kind needed once you remove the vodka. The drink is already full of so many delicious flavors you won’t even notice the vodka missing.
Once you remove the vodka this drink is like the old classic Shirley Temple with a bit of a twist! If you’re still looking for something to bring to the school holiday party than look no further than this delightfully sweet and festive drink the kids will love.
Secrets For Mixing Drinks Like The Pros
Chill your ingredients: If you want to serve you Rudolph’s tipsy spritzer immediately, you’ll want to ensure all of your ingredients are chilled prior to mixing.
No one wants a warm cocktail, and adding too much ice for a quick chill will end up diluting the drink after a while. Make sure the juices and vodka have had at least 2-4 hours to chill before mixing.
Make sure your juice/soda is fresh: Even if your ingredients are properly chilled, they won’t taste as good if they aren’t fresh. Old flat soda or juice from an old lemon won’t give it the same great flavors we all know this spritzer is capable of.
If you’re questioning whether or not your ingredients are fresh enough, err on the side of buying new ones.
Don’t be afraid to substitute: Sometimes we can’t always find what we need, or we might just have the desire to switch things up. If you find yourself in either of these scenarios a substitute that can be made is leaving out the cherry juice and just buying cherry 7up.
Using cherry 7UP allows you to get the taste of the white soda and cherries in one step instead of two. Who doesn’t love saving steps and time?
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Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate A delicious combination that turns an ordinary hot chocolate into something extraordinary for adult gatherings when the weather is chilly.
Gingerbread White Russian Homemade ginger and cinnamon simple syrup, mixed with the classic White Russian ingredients. This is the perfect holiday twist on the classic White Russian cocktail, and it’s a delicious holiday treat!
German Mulled Wine Perfect for a holiday gathering, this warm mulled wine recipe is ready to serve in 30 minutes. It’s so easy to make on the stove or mull it in the slow cooker.
Pink Peppermint Cocktail This pink peppermint cocktail is full of holiday cheer! Candy cane vodka, creme de cacao, vanilla and a drop of cream come together to create the perfect iced holiday drink that tastes like a treat!
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Your New Favorite Holiday Drink!
Nothing gets us through the holidays better than a good punch (even if its the not tipsy version) so why wait to make this recipe?! Time is ticking so let’s get started! I can’t wait to hear how much you love it!
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- 2 ½ cups orange juice, chilled
- 2 ½ cranberry juice, chilled
- 2 cups Ginger ale, 7UP or Sprite, chilled
- 2 cups vodka (chilled)
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice, chilled
- juice of one large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- cranberries or maraschino cherries and rosemary sprigs (optional garnish)
- In a larger pitcher or punch bowl combine all of the ingredients (leave out vodka if you want non-alcoholic version)
- Stir well.
- Serve over ice and garnish with cranberries or maraschino cherries and a rosemary sprig.
- you could use Cherry 7UP, then omit the cherry juice
- to make kid friendly just omit the vodka - feel free to add more juice or soda.