These Holiday Vodka Sippers are the perfect holiday cocktail! You only need a handful of ingredients and can make in smaller or bigger batches for a crowd! Made with vodka, cranberry and pear juice, and topped off with champagne!

Bottle of Wheatley Vodka next to red holiday drink with cranberries

The holidays are almost here and although they may look very different for many of us this year, that doesn’t mean we should compromise on good food and drinks. In fact, I think this justifies extra delicious festive treats and cocktails this year!

Bottle of Wheatley Vodka next to red holiday drink with cranberries

My friends at Wheatley Vodka asked me to create the perfect holiday cocktail for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Of course, I am always down to mix up a new drink and Wheatley Vodka is my go-to vodka to use.

Wheatley Vodka is is crafted in small-batches and is distilled 10 times in a one of a kind copper micro still and then triple filtered resulting in a an ultra-smooth taste. An Award Winning Vodka, Wheatley has won Gold Medals for Best in Class, Best of Category, and Category Winner. It’s developed by a true craftsman at the World’s Most Award Winning Distillery. Wheatley Vodka is smooth enough to just sip over ice with hints of soft vanilla and provides the perfect foundation for mixing up delicious cocktails. Wheatley will now be in regular rotation on my bar cart!

Bottle of Wheatley Vodka next to red holiday drink with cranberries

I decided to make a drink that would be perfect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve – Holiday Vodka Sippers! These sippers are made with Wheatley Vodka, cranberry and pear juices, and is topped off with champagne. These sippers have just the right amount of sweetness without being too heavy and the red color is so festive for the holidays! Garnishes like cranberries and star anise also add that festive touch.

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • If you cannot find pear juice, swap it for orange juice if that is easier to find (or if you prefer it).
  • This recipe makes two drinks. It can easily be doubled (or more) if you’d rather mix it in a larger batch for a party.
  • I like to garnish with a star of anise because they just look so pretty and festive along with some cranberries. You can also garnish with pomegranate seeds or sugared cranberries for a slightly fancier look.

Holiday Vodka Sippers - red punch with cranberries

Looking for more holiday drinks? Check these out:

Holiday Sangria

Apple Margaritas

Sugar Plum Fairy Punch

Gingerbread Martini

Holiday Vodka Sippers - red punch with cranberries
Yield: 2 servings

Holiday Vodka Sippers

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Holiday Vodka Sippers - This festive holiday punch is perfect for Christmas or NYE! Made with vodka, cranberry and pear juices, and champagne!


  • 3 ounces Wheatley Vodka
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3 ounces pear juice
  • champagne
  • for garnish: cranberries, star anise, cinnamon sticks, orange slices


  1. Fill two glasses with ice and set aside. Pour the vodka and juices into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine. Divide the mixture between the two glasses. Top each glass with champagne. Garnish with fresh cranberries, star anise, and/or orange slices.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g
Bottle of Wheatley Vodka next to red holiday drink with cranberries

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