Enjoy the holiday season with this citrusy Naughty But Nice Christmas Cocktail. It’s a drink that is pleasantly light and refreshing with a tiny twist of fun!
Every December I get so excited to see all the clementine arrive at the local grocery store. Cuties, as our family actually calls them, are the perfect fruit. Far better than oranges for several reasons. I love their petite size and how easy they are to peel. But most of all, I love how sweet they taste! So now imagine that same sweet taste infused in this lovely Naughty But Nice Christmas cocktail. So good right?!
The star of this Christmas cocktail is definitely the clementine. And it’s super ‘nice’ feature is a lovely touch of sweetened ginger beer. But it does get a tad ‘naughty’ with a little mix of vodka and St. Germain (elderflower liquor).
The boozy side of this cocktail is really mild. When you drink it, you almost think you’re just enjoying a nice citrus beverage. But about half way through, you know the ‘naughty’ side has arrived! 😉
For an extra sweet touch, I like to dip my glass rims in a little sugar. You can definitely skip this step if you don’t want the extra sugar. But I highly suggest trying it – at least once. You just might find a new way to enjoy your cocktails.
So I hope you will give this refreshing little holiday cocktail a try – and let me know if you thought it was naughty or nice. 😉
Cheers to you and a joyous holiday season!
Naughty But Nice Christmas Cocktail Recipe:
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liquor)
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed clementine juice
- ginger beer, for topping
- pomegranate arils, for topping (optional)
- 1-2 sprig fresh mint (optional)
Fill your cocktail glass with some ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liquor (if using), and clementine juice. Top with your favorite ginger beer. Add the pomegranates and mint sprigs. Cheers!
If you are looking for even more holiday drinks, be sure to check out these lovely drinks from my friends below:This week is my friends and I are sharing our holiday drink recipes, just in time for you to enjoy them this season! You can visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.
Homemade Mulled Wine for Christmas at The Happy Housie
Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail at Inspiration for Moms
Merry Mistletoe Margaritas at This is Our Bliss
Cranberry Whiskey Mule at Modern Glam
Dark and Stormy Cocktails at Finding Silver Pennies
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Cocktail at Maison de Cinq
3 Ingredient Easy Spiced Apple Gin Cocktail at The DIY Mommy
Ginger Pear Prosecco Sparkler at Life is Better at Home
Creamy Peppermint Punch at Clean and Scentsible
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board at Life is a Party
A Festive Holiday Spiced Coffee Recipe at She Gave it a Go
Easy Chai Tea Latte at Paint Me Pink