Just in Time for Party Season! Rudolph’s Cranberry and Lime Christmas Cocktail


Rudolph’s Cranberry and Lime Christmas Cocktail

Difficulty Level:   Easy                         Prep Time: 5 minutes                     Makes: 2 cocktails (for size of champagne flute)


  • 8 Tablespoons warm sparkling apple-cranberry juice (Martinelli’s or similar)
  • 5 Tablespoons sparkling wine
  • fresh cranberries
  • 1 lime
  • a little more sparkling wine or juice for “topping off”


1. Put a small handful of cranberries into your champagne flute/glass.

2. Cut your lime into thin wedges.

3. Place a small saucepan on low heat.

4. Pour in 1 cup of apple-cranberry juice and warm for approximately 2-3 minutes.


*Before I remove, I always touch juice lightly to make sure it is warm but not too hot to drink.

**Also, Martinelli’s has a variety of other flavors, but I’ve tried some with this, and I definitely like this flavor the best.

5. Using a tablespoon, measure out 8 tablespoons of the warm apple-cranberry juice first. Put straight into flutes/glasses.

6. Using the same tablespoon, measure out 5 tablespoons of the sparkling wine. Put straight into flutes/glasses.

7. Use either your juice or sparkling wine to “top it off.”

8. Squeeze your lime wedge into the mix and then throw in lime wedge.