Holiday Drinks + GIVEAWAY

Earlier this week, I shared two unique holiday cocktails with you that were made with Sierra Mist. For a little refresher you can check out the recipes for Meet Me at the Mist-letoe and Frost Bite here.

Today, I have two NEW holiday drinks that I created  while playing bartender with Sierra Mist myself — one cocktail and one mocktail (the kids will love this one!).

First, we have the cocktail.

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This is my type of festive cocktail — it looks really pretty but isn’t full of sweet stuff. I like the crisp, all natural flavor the Sierra Mist brings to this drink.

Red | Holiday Drinks

Makes me want to start unwrapping my Christmas gifts right now. Isn’t it pretty?

Chris-Mist

Ingredients:

1 oz Cranberry Juice (I used sugar free)

1 oz Cranberry Vodka

Splash of  lime juice

Top with Sierra Mist

Directions: In shaker combine: Cranberry Juice, Cranberry Vodka and lime. Shake over ice  and strain into glass. Top with Sierra Mist.

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Drink number 2 is a mocktail and equally festive.

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Berry Christmas

Ingredients:

2 oz Cranberry Juice (or other favorite red juice)

Splash of lime juice

Sierra Mist

Directions: Fill glass with ice (or chill all ingredients and skip the ice). Add to glass: cranberry juice, splash of lime juice and then top with Sierra Mist. Garnish with something festive and fun (above: glass is rimmed with green sugar crystals and adorned with a candy cane twist).

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I hope that these festive holiday drinks have inspired you to create your own recipes! In fact, if you do create a cocktail or mocktail of your own, share it with Sierra Mist on their Facebook page (they’d love to see it!).

Maybe you need some supplies? How about a Mixology kit from Sierra Mist?

GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will win: A Sierra Mist Natural holiday gift pack (shaker, drink garnishes/sugars for rimming, party glasses & a $50 AMEX gift card!)

 

Congrats to Jennifer M!

Contest is closed. To Enter: Leave a comment telling me about your favorite cocktail/mocktail or the name of the one you’d like to create (mandatory entry).

For Extra Entries (not required, leave a separate comment for each you d0):

-Like Thoughtfully Simple on Facbeook

-Like Sierra Mist on Facebook (tell them @Thoughtfully Simple sent you!)

-Tweet about this giveaway by copying & pasting this:

I entered the Holiday Cocktail giveaway from @HostessTori for a chance to win a @SierraMist gift pack http://ow.ly/82eLw

Good luck, and Cheers! Contest ends 12/20/2011 at 11pm PST

This is a sponsored post. I was provided products and/or compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

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53 Comments on Holiday Drinks + GIVEAWAY

  1. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    December 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I think I’d make your Berry Christmas–it sounds just like something I would enjoy ;)
    So refreshing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    December 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I like you on Facebook

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  3. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    December 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Sierra Mist on FB and told them you sent me

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  4. Mami2jcn
    December 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite mocktail has always been the Shirley Temple!

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  5. Mami2jcn
    December 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I like you on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

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  6. Mami2jcn
    December 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Sierra Mist on FB with my username Mary Happymommy and I told them you sent me–https://www.facebook.com/sierramist/posts/10150412966211646

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  7. Mami2jcn
    December 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm (3 years ago)

    tweet–https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/147876198343643136

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  8. courtney b
    December 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

    my favorite cocktail is a bloody mary with celery!

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  9. courtney b
    December 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

    i like you on fb courtney bella

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  10. Not Just A Mommy!
    December 17, 2011 at 3:44 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite holiday mocktail is Martha Stewart’s Apple Ginger Sparklers; it’s such a tasty recipe.

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  11. Tasos Apartmani
    December 17, 2011 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    Chris-Mist sounds like a fun cocktail for Holiday dinner party. Simple, easy to make and yet rather nice looking. Thanks for the how-to! :)

    Reply
  12. Michele P.
    December 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to make Vodka slush around the holidays, made with 12oz concentrate OJ and 12 oz concentrate lemonade, 3 cups sugar, 6 cups water, vodka (original recipe calls for a couple of cups, I put the whole bottle in…shhh… it makes the holidays festive lol) and then you let it all freeze to a slushy consistency overnight. The next day, scoop some out into your glasses and top with 7up or Sierra Mist… delicious!

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  13. Michele P.
    December 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I now like you on FB Michele Pineda

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  14. Michele P.
    December 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I now like Sierra Mist on FB and left a comment that you sent me… can’t wait to try a recipe or two :)

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  15. KMR313
    December 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Meet Me At The Mist-letoe…Martini!!!

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  16. KMR313
    December 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I tweeted the link too!

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  17. KMR313
    December 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

    i just Liked Sierra Mist and Thoughtfully Simple on Facebook

    Reply
  18. Carolyn G
    December 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite cocktail is a watermelon martini!

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  19. Carolyn G
    December 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Follow on facebook: carolyn gonzalez

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  20. Carolyn G
    December 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm (3 years ago)

    follow sierra mist and left not on their wall

    Reply
  21. steff
    December 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm (3 years ago)

    i like screwdrivers!

    Reply
  22. steff
    December 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

    i like you on facebook steph sweeper

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  23. steff
    December 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm (3 years ago)

    i like sierra mist and said you sent me on facebook steph sweeper

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  24. Ashley
    December 18, 2011 at 4:15 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite cocktail is called “bad attitude”!! so good!! thank you!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  25. Ashley
    December 18, 2011 at 4:16 am (3 years ago)

    I like thoughtfully simple on facebook (AshleyGHatten)
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  26. Jennifer Marie
    December 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite cocktail is an apple fluff made with Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Flavored Vodka , smirnoff Green Apple Flavored Vodka , and cranberry juice!

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  27. Jennifer Marie
    December 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I like you on fb (Jennifer Messner M)

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  28. Jennifer Marie
    December 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Sierra Mist on fb and let them know you sent me! (Jennifer Messner M)

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  29. Tina M
    December 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite cocktail is a fuzzy navel ,peach schnapps and orange juice

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  30. Tina M
    December 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    -Like Thoughtfully Simple on Facbeook

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  31. Tina M
    December 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Like Sierra Mist on Facebook (told them you sent me)

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  32. Beeb Ashcroft
    December 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Margaritas! I’d love to try your Berry Christmas, too. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. Karin A.
    December 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I like a mocktail of orange juice and 7up.

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  34. Karin A.
    December 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I liked Sierra Mist on FB and told them you sent me (Karin A-g)

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  35. Karin A.
    December 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago)

    liked you on Facebook (Karin A-g)
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  36. Cheap Van Hire UK
    December 23, 2011 at 5:18 am (3 years ago)

    Hi.. I like soft drink on My Holidays.. :)

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  37. elaine
    December 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Did you buy the candy cane already swirled or did you do that yourself. I wonder if you heated up the candy cane slightly if you it would bend..Will have to try it. Drinks look yummy!

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    • Your Hostess
      December 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Elaine, I bet heating them up would work! I happened to find these already in this shape.

      Reply
  38. Meredith
    October 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Does it make a difference if you use Sprite versus Sierra Mist?
    Thanks!

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    • Tori
      October 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm (1 year ago)

      It shouldn’t make a difference Meredith!

      Reply

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