I love the holidays. This is the time to get together with family and friends and just enjoy each other’s company. Now that I am older, having nights in is what I call a good time. I am an avid board game junkie and love having friends and family over for food, games and drinks.
One of my favorite drinks is cranberry juice and 7UP. 7UP has always been a staple in my home and frankly, it mixes well with juices, alcohol and so many other mixes that it’s easy to make it work for a multitude of drink concoctions. I head on over to Safeway to pick up 7UP and everything I need for a small get together and I am SET!
I love the fizzy lemon lime flavor of 7UP, the tartness of cranberry and the smooth sweetness of vanilla. Mix it all together and you have a super fun drink for ANY of your holiday celebrations. From Thanksgiving to Valentine’s day- it’s the perfect drink to add in the mix. You can even add vodka or your favorite alcohol and turn into an adult drink. Yum!
This is also a super easy drink. Cranberry juice (I use 100% cranberry juice) and 7UP are equal parts. So, if you are using half a cup of cranberry juice, use half a cup of 7UP and so on. I tend to add the vanilla syrup (I use Torani) to taste and go from there. I use about 1 tbsp per 1 cup of drink. For me, that’s the perfect balance but you may want more or less. You could easily swap out the vanilla syrup and use a vanilla vodka and omg… whooo! Delicious! PERFECT for Scattergories night!
Recipe for Cranberry Vanilla 7UP:
Equal parts Cranberry juice (100% is best) and 7UP
1 tbsp of vanilla syrup per one cup of liquid (again, this can be to taste).
1. Pour cranberry juice in glass.
2. Add 7UP
3. Top with vanilla syrup
I don't stir it because the effervescence from the 7UP mixes up the syrup but you can if you want :)
What drinks do you like for the holidays or get togethers?
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