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Citrus Cranberry Punch

Citrus Cranberry Punch

Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering. We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors. Cheers!

Citrus Cranberry Punch

I have a few cocktails here on the blog already, but I have to be honest with you.  I kind of have no idea what I am doing.  I am not very experienced with different alcohols; vodka, gin, rum, tequila. I mean, I know tequila goes with margaritas, and rum goes with coke, but that is kind of where it ends.  I am not sure I have ever even had gin.  If I go out for drinks I usually have a margarita, red wine, or beer, so my knowledge is limited.  Not sure if this is a good or bad thing.

Citrus Cranberry Punch

I had an idea in my head for a flavor I wanted to achieve.  I wasn’t exactly sure how to get there, but after a few attempts I got it!  I made this for some friends we had over last week.  I forgot to add the Sprite when I made them that time, and they were still good!  So if you wanted to do away with the fizz, it still works out.  You can make a big pitcher of these to have ready for a party or for the big game.  Just serve over ice, and enjoy!  But not too many, because that would be bad.

Citrus Cranberry Punch
 
Serves: 6
Prep time:
Total time:
 
Cranberry juice and orange juice come together in a fun citrusy punch
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 3.4 cup Triple Sec
  • ¼ cup Tropical Punch Vodka
  • ¾ cup Sprite
Instructions
  1. In a pitcher combine cranberry juice, orange juice, triple sec, and vodka. Mix to combine.
  2. Pour into glasses, and top with Sprite.
  3. Or pour into a punch bowl and add Sprite
Notes
If you do not have tropical punch vodka, you can use regular vodka and add a little pineapple juice.

 

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Other Fabulous Bloggers Mixing It Up with Us for Cocktail Day:

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Our sponsors for Cocktail Day are Molecule-R, Page St. Publishing, Race Point Publishing, Fair Winds Press, Microplane, and Not So Simple Syrup.

Molecule-R can be found on Facebook, and YouTube. Molecular gastronomy can be defined as the fusion of food science and culinary arts. Molecular gastronomy by Molecule-R is a cookbook with stunning recipes explained and illustrated with the intelligence and aesthetic beauty that defines the MOLECULE-R brand. Mojito R-Evolution teaches you how to deconstruct your mojito into floating mint caviar and spectacular foams or encapsulate your favorite cocktail into a sphere that will explode in your mouth. Margarita R-Evolution teaches you how to create a margarita slush topped with a fresh lemon mousse, add a splash of colour by creating blue azure suspended pearls or encapsulate your margarita into an edible cocktail! Cosmo R-Evolution teaches you how to add a molecular twist to your traditional cosmo sure to awe your guests! Serve a cosmopolitan bubble on a spoon that will pop in your mouth, top off your cocktail with a light fluffy cranberry foam or suspend citrus caviar in your drink.

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Microplane can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Microplane is a division of family-owned Grace Manufacturing Inc., a long-standing company specializing in the crafting of precision thin metal parts for home and industrial use. The versatile Ultimate Citrus Tool features Microplane’s surgical grade stainless steel Fine blade. In addition, the Ultimate Citrus Tool features two decorative garnishing blades in a large (.300-inch diameter) and small (.180-inch diameter) size. The blades are made in the USA and are dishwasher safe. Microplane’s sleekly designed and multi-functional Bartender’s Garnishing Tool easily opens bottles, effortlessly zests oranges, lemons, limes, and other types of citrus fruits, and is dishwasher safe.

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Not So Simple Syrup can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Not So Simple Syrup is a a small, local maker of simple syrups. Heidi and Barbie’s passion is to create all natural syrups that inspire and stimulate your pension for amazing mixed drinks as well as iced teas and non-alcoholic beverages too. They pride themselves on individual service. When you purchase a NSSS product, you can be sure that it received their personal stamp of approval. The Not So Simple Syrup Survival Gift Basket has two flavours of delicious all natural Not So Simple Syrup, a muddler for the perfect Mojito you might want to create, two glasses and a bar towel.

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A special thank you to The Messy Baker for allowing us to us her gift basket photo. We really appreciate it.

The list of prizes for Cocktail Day:

2 Individual Copies of Molecule Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook

1 Set of Mojito R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Set of Margarita R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Set of Cosmo R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Copy of The Architecture of the Cocktail sponsored by Race Point Publishing

1 Copy of Apothecary Cocktails sponsored by Fair Winds Press

1 Copy of The Best Craft Cocktails and Bartending with Flair sponsored by Page St. Publishing

1 Not So Simple Gift Basket

1 Microplane Bartender’s Garnishing Tool

1 Microplane Citrus Tool

***This giveaway is intended for each prize to have a separate winner! No person can win multiple prizes. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only . Winners will be chosen by random draw. The winners will be notified via e-mail, and have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***

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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by our sponsors, no bloggers have received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

 

Comments

  1. This sounds great! And it’s so pretty too :)

  2. Umm YUM! I love the combo of grapefruit and orange…these look like my kinda cocktail!

  3. I’m pretty much of a light weight when it comes to cocktails, but I can see myself enjoying this pretty pink drink! I’ve not heard of the tropical vodka… might have to start stocking that!

  4. Southern Comfort Old Fashion

  5. I loved that they have created all these flavored vodkas, makes cocktail making so much fun. Yours looks fabulous!!

  6. Tropical Punch Vodka? Yes, please!!! *adds it to my shopping list* hehe

  7. Some of my favorite ingredients in one cocktail – this is definitely a winner! It also looks very refreshing for spring and summer, and winter in California.

  8. Citrus and Cranberry makes a great combination of flavors. I am so drooling over this.

  9. These are so pretty! I pretty much love anything with cranberry juice…yum!

  10. This looks so tangy and refreshing, and I totally love that blush pink colour… definitely my kind of drink!

  11. I usually drink grapefruit vodka and soda with a lime. So refreshing!

  12. So pretty, I love the color!

  13. What a terrific citrus cocktail, Erin. I tend to only make cocktails when we have company…and now I have a long list I want to try :)

  14. This looks so refreshing and fruity! Totally my kind of drink!

  15. It looks perfect, I could damage a few of these on a sunny day :)

  16. I love,love,love fun cocktails! Can’t wait to try this-yum! Pinned.

  17. This cocktail makes me day-dream of a sunny beach with my fear it might be snowed in by the end of the day

  18. Sounds delicious and refreshing. Now I just need some warm weather and a porch to sit on while sipping these. :)

  19. I’ve never seen tropical punch vodka … must find! This looks great

  20. I don’t drink any alcohol (allergic), but I can sure do this “virgin” can’t I?

    It’s so refreshing to see this post. Glad to be back here!

  21. Yes, please! *holds out glass for filling* It sounds to refreshing!

  22. Love this cocktail!! Need to check out all of them. Fun post!

  23. This is fabulous Erin. I love the colour of it. I’m so happy you joined us for this event. I love any excuse to work on a project with you. xx

  24. This looks like something to enjoy sitting around the pool! Very pretty cocktail.

  25. Your beautiful citrus cranberry punch makes me really thirsty when I look at it! I really want to try this. I would really like the fizzy-ness of the sprite. :-) I hope you have a good start to your week!

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