DIY Drink of the Week: Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, is good for more than excellent sleigh navigation. He also makes a mean spiked spritzer. This cocktail recipe is cheap, quick, and easy – everything that the holidays usually are NOT. It’s the perfect quick-fix beverage for those upcoming family parties, gift exchanges, and holiday dinners. If you’d prefer a non-alcoholic alternative, just leave out the vodka and add more orange juice or soft drink. To concoct your own pitcher of “Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer”, mix five cups of orange juice, two cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink, one and half cups of vodka, a half cup of maraschino cherry juice, and a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice. Thoroughly stir together all ingredients; serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and rosemary sprigs for extra pizzazz. Enjoy. Thank you, Rudolph!

*Recipe courtesy of Southern Living