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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.

If you cannot find pear juice, you can swap it for orange juice if that is easier to find or if you prefer it. This recipe makes enough for two drinks. It can easily be doubled if you’d rather mix up a larger batch to keep chilled and ready for refills (which is obviously highly recommended).

Holiday Vodka Sippers - red punch with cranberries

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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

2

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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