frost bite & mistletoe cocktails

With so many holiday parties on the horizon (hosting and attending) it never hurts to have a few cocktail and mocktail recipes up my sleeve. These fabulous ideas are from Sierra Mist, a completely natural (made with real sugar and nothing artificial), beverage and natural mixer.

Frost Bite Cocktail ~ you’ll need: 3 oz. Sierra Mist Natural; 1 oz. Blue Curacao; 1 oz. Coconut Vodka; fresh mint; 1 oz. Pineapple juice; Fresh blueberries or pineapple garnishment (optional)

Directions: 1. In a shaker filled with ice, mix coconut vodka and pineapple juice 2. Add blue curacao, fresh mint and blueberries/pineapple (optional) 3. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a large glass filled with ice 4. Top with Sierra Mist Natural 5. Garnish with fresh blueberries/pineapple for a holiday twist (optional)

And for the kiddos (and designated drivers, which is usually me) Frost Bite Mocktail ~ you’ll need: 3 oz. Sierra Mist Natural; 2 oz. of White grape juice; Fresh blueberries; Fresh mint; 1 oz. Pineapple juice; And don’t forget the fruit garnish!

Directions: 1. In a shaker filled with ice, mix fresh lime juice and pineapple juice 2. Add white grape juice, mint and blueberries 3. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a large glass filled with ice 4. Top with Sierra Mist Natural 5. Garnish with fresh blueberries for a holiday twist (optional)

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And another idea, and I love the name of this one, Meet Me At The Mist-letoe Martini ~ you’ll need: 2 oz. Sierra Mist Natural; 1 ½ oz. Raspberry Vodka; 3 Leaves fresh basil; ½ oz. Fresh lime juice; 1 oz. Blueberry juice

Directions: 1. In a glass, muddle two basil leaves and lime juice, then add to shaker filled with ice 2. Add raspberry vodka and blueberry juice to the shaker; shake well and strain into a martini glass 3. Top with Sierra Mist Natural 4. Garnish with a basil leaf for decoration (optional)

Meet Me At The Mist-letoe Mock-tini ~ you’ll need: 2 oz. Sierra Mist Natural; 1 ½ oz. Raspberry juice; 3 Leaves fresh basil; ½ oz. Fresh lime juice; 1 oz. Blueberry juice

Directions: 1. In a glass, muddle two basil leaves and lime juice, then add to a shaker filled with ice 2. Add raspberry and blueberry juice to the shaker; shake well and strain into a martini glass 3. Top with Sierra Mist Natural 4. Garnish with a basil leaf for decoration (optional)

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So… are you a FROST BITE or a MEET ME AT THE MIST-LETOE?! I’d love to know in the comments below!

And by the way, I’m mixing up my own ideas for my Christmas party and I’ll be sharing them early next week along with a GIVEAWAY that will include a Sierra Mist Natural holiday gift pack (shaker, drink garnish/sugars, party glasses) plus a $50 American Express Gift Card to help you gather up all the ingredients! Yay!

Want more fabulous holiday cocktail ideas now?! The Sierra Mist Mixologists are sharing recipes on their facebook page! Join them!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create!

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{NOTE: This post was sponsored by Sierra Mist Natural, however, all opinions are my own. You guys know I don’t write about things I don’t like. That would be too much like work!}

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