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It’s the weekend, so I really hope all you readers aren’t expecting me to work. Instead, I’m having a little office party, complete with cocktails, “mocktails” and all the Doritos I can get my tiny little hands on!

Most of these recipes can be made without the “good stuff,” so if you’re looking for something a little more festive than apple cider to serve the kiddos, you’ve clicked the right article!

 

Rudolph’s Red-Nosed Punch

  • 5 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups chilled Sprite
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice, cranberry juice or pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka (optional)

Garnishes: lemon or lime wedges

Preparation: Stir all ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice.

 

Christmas Spritzer

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • ½ cup vodka (optional)
  • 2 cans ginger ale

Preparation: Add all ingredients into blender EXCEPT ginger ale. Blend together and pour into pitcher. Add ginger ale and stir. Serve over ice.

 

Holiday Sangria

  • 1 cup fresh tiny orange juice (I think “satusma” is the technical name, so use about 4 of those)
  • 1 cup satsuma orange sections (about 2 satsumas)
  • 1/3 cup Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 lime cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 bottle sweet red wine

Preparation: Combine ingredients in pitcher and stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve chilled.

 

Warm & Fuzzy Hot Toddy

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 3 ounces hot water
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon wedge

Preparation: Combine whiskey and lemon juice in mug. Put cloves in lemon wedge then add to mug with cinnamon stick. Pour in hot water and stir in honey.

 

Remember, Santa wouldn’t get behind the reins of his sleigh after a strong Hot Toddy, so stay safe this holiday season and don’t drink and drive! 

P.S. To check out some of the other shenanigans I've been up to in the BubbleLife office, click here.

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