Cranberry and lime flavors come together with tequila for the most amazing holiday cocktail! Perfect for all of your Christmas parties and holiday gatherings, this easy, delicious drink is perfect for enjoying under the mistletoe! Do you have any Christmas parties or holiday gatherings coming up? Could you use some fresh, new ideas for holiday cocktails that don’t involve eggnog? If you answered yes, then you’re definitely in the right place! This Saint Nickarita is not only the perfect holiday libation, it’s festive, easy to make and wonderfully delicious! The past few years I’ve hosted a little holiday party at our house. I invite a few of our friends and neighbors over for some food, drinks and holiday cheer. It’s nothing fancy, but I do serve some appetizers and cocktails along with a dinner. It’s our way of showing our friends how much we love and appreciate them. At my party last year I had a holiday themed cocktail that I made in advance and chilled for the party. Having a great holiday cocktail really sets the mood for the evening and is also a nice change of pace from the standard beer and wine. I made a big pitcher of the cocktail, which worked wonderfully, as I didn’t have to tend to the cocktail shaker for the entire evening. Having it prepared in advance allowed our guests to serve themselves and freed me up to socialize. For this cocktail and other holiday ideas and recipes for my upcoming party, I went straight to The Chew. ABC’s The Chew hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon are always coming up with the most amazing food and drink ideas, perfect for the holiday season! I absolutely adore the entire cast of hosts! Not only do their personalities play off each other well, each one of them is very relatable and tremendously knowledgeable in their area of expertise. I found this fantastic recipe for a Saint Nickarita by Clinton Kelly on The Chew’s recipe page. They have an amazing array of recipes that I constantly go to for ideas and inspiration. I love the fact that The Chew encompasses the whole world of food and is the perfect place to find anything and everything holiday related! It really is the ultimate resource for holiday entertaining. See for yourself! Another great holiday drink recipe.
Make sure you join in the fun of The Chew Holidays weekdays 1e|12c|p on ABC. You can also find The Chew here on their social media channels: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram This cocktail is super-simple to mix together for any Christmas, New Years or holiday party. Here’s how it comes together:
- 1½ ounces tequila
- ½ ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 ounce club soda
- fresh cranberries and lime wedges (for garnish)
- Combine the tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur and ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda.
- Garnish with skewered cranberries and lime wedges. Rim margarita glasses with salt, if desired.
I hope your holiday season is merry and bright, and you’re surrounded with family and friends to enjoy the fantastic drink! Cheers! ~Erin