Mrs. Claus’ Frozen Cranberry Cocktail Will Give You ALL the Holiday Cheer

Head to the North Pole during the holidays, and Mrs. Claus will be making frozen alcoholic Christmas drinks to celebrate the season!

I assume Mrs. Claus always looks forward to a tropical vacation after Christmas. Need to get away from it all before the holidays? Just make one of her frozen alcoholic Christmas drinks. This sweet-and-tart cocktail, which combines cranberry juice with rum, simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon and lime, is a riff on a classic daiquiri recipe.

Mrs. Claus’ Frozen Cranberry Cocktail

This festive recipe makes four 5-ounce drinks.

Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar, to rim the glasses
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups ice cubes
  • Sugared cranberries, for garnish

Directions

Step 1: Prep your glassware

Moisten the rim of each cocktail glass with water or citrus juice. Sprinkle sugar into a shallow bowl. Hold each glass upside down and dip the rim into the sugar. Set aside.

Step 2: Combine ingredients

Add the cranberry juice, rum, lime juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice cubes to a blender.

Step 3: Blend

Cover and blend until slushy. Taste and stir in more simple syrup to sweeten, if desired.

Step 4: Garnish

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Pour into cocktail glasses, garnish with sugared cranberries and serve immediately. Cheers!

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Susan Bronson is a writer and editor based in Northern Wisconsin.