Rudolph’s Concentrated Christmas Mischief Cocktail! Concentrated with the piney note of rosemary, tart cranberry and topped off with the sparkling effervescence of your favorite bubbles. Vodka adds a dose of Christmas mischief for merry measure!
Mix up a celebratory cocktail of Christmas Cheer
in honor of Santa’s favorite reindeer!
Sip this cocktail by the twinkling lights of the tree.
You deserve a cocktail after finishing all the shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking. . .
if you haven’t finished yet, sip anyway and you won’t care. ;)
Rosemary Simple Syrup adds an herbally, pine note and sweetens this cocktail,
to balance the tart cranberry juice.
It’s easy to make and will keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks.
It mixes well with gin, vodka and tequila or Christmas Sangria.
Rudolph’s Concentrated Christmas Mischief Cocktail
Mix and adjust this cocktail to your taste for more or less mischief ;)
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. rosemary simple syrup
2 oz. 100% *cranberry juice
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into champagne flute.
Top off with sparkling wine of your choice~ Champagne, prosecco or Cava.
Garnish cocktail with cranberries and sprig of rosemary.
*Select your cranberry juice based on how sweet you like your cocktail.
Cranberry juice and juice blends can vary from 5 grams to 28 grams of sugar per serving.
Our go-to cranberry juice has 7 grams of sugar, so the addition
of the simple syrup doesn’t make it overly sweet.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
Mix equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Add a 4-inch sprig of rosemary, allowing to steep and remove from heat.
When mixture has cooled, remove rosemary sprig and strain if needed.
Store in sealed jar in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Rudolph's Concentrated Christmas Mischief Cocktail
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. rosemary simple syrup
- 2 oz. 100% *cranberry juice
- sparkling wine of choice~ Champagne prosecco or cava
- cranberries and sprig of rosemary to garnish optional
- Add vodka, rosemary simple syrup and cranberry juice to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into champagne flute.
- Top off with sparkling wine of choice~ Champagne, prosecco or cava. Garnish cocktail with cranberries and sprig of rosemary.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Mix equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add 4-inch sprig of rosemary, allowing to steep until mixture is cooled.
- Remove rosemary sprig and strain if needed. Store in sealed jar in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- *Select your cranberry juice based on how sweet you like your cocktail. Cranberry juice can vary from 5 grams to 28 grams of sugar per serving. Our go-to cranberry juice has 7 grams of sugar, so the addition of the simple syrup doesn't make it overly sweet.
- For a mocktail version, omit vodka and substitute sparkling water or ginger ale for the sparkling wine.
For a mocktail version, omit vodka and substitute sparkling water or ginger ale for the sparkling wine.
This cocktail was inspired by this embroidered
Rudolph’s Concentrated Christmas Mischief kitchen towel I found locally last year.
I’ve seen the similar towels on Etsy.
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Love the reindeer stirrers! Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄
So cute! I’m going to try this recipe out at a family party! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Now THIS is festive!
I wondered about that towel! What a great name for your cocktail. I could certainly use one of those on Christmas Eve, especially when family tracks in all the mud with the rain we’ve been having and expect yet to come. I will definitely have something to take the edge off of the hustle of hosting.
Merry Christmas, Mary. Be sure to get photos of Lola’s first Christmas. ♥
CHEERS!! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!! ❤️🎄🥂🍷
Your cocktail sounds delicious and I’ll just have to try it! Merry Christmas 🎄 hugs, Dorinda
Sounds delish, I love the addition of rosemary in everything, feels so earthy! Darling inspiration and fab pics as always!
This sounds delicious! Merry Christmas!
Reindeer pick source?
Cupcake picks from HomeGoods 🦌🎄
Merry Christmas Mary!!xoxo
Like the idea that the cocktail can be make without vodka as well, but either way it sounds delicious!
Merry Christmas to you & your family.
Cheers to you, Mary, for providing us with a wonderful drink recipe. I’d love to share a drink with you by your sparkling decor. Merry Christmas, Mary! xx
Thank you,Mary. You have inspired me so much through the years. I love your blog and look forward to visiting with you every single day and can hardly wait to see what you have in store for next year. Merry Christmas and hope you and your family and sweet girls have a wonderful new year.
Looks delicious. Beautiful pictures, too. Garland source? Love it!
It looks very tempting in those pretty bubbly glasses. Like the ornaments on the plates too. Thank you for providing the mocktail version as well.♥️ This month has passed so fast! One more batch of cookies today and the wrapping and I’m done! Thank you Mary for a great year of awsome inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🎄
You are our Merry Christmas joy..
My kind of treat!
The reindeer stirrers are perfect!
Sounds like a very refreshing treat Mary! Cheers:@)
Cheers to you and yours, Mary! Have a Merry Christmas with your babies and family…
Mary, these cocktails are too pretty to drink! The reindeer look like they might have had a sip or two the way they are merrily leaping! Your post has put me in a merry jolly mood, and I am definitely going to have a Christmas cocktail tonight!
Looks and sounds just Devine. I have all the ingredients except for vodka so a trip to the ABC store will remedy that. I have been searching your recipes for a white chocolate bark but cannot find it and I am sure you had one last year because I made it. Would you please give me some help. Thanks.
Hi Virginia, I don’t have a “Christmas” bark version, but you would assemble it the same as all my other holiday bark versions. Use the same recipe and decorate with your candy of choice: https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2018/01/29/an-easy-no-bake-treat-valentines-day-bark/
Thanks Mary, I printed the recipe. I am going to try it with craisins and pecans.
A perfect drink for the season Mary!….You find the cutest things to adorn your recipes. Wishing you and your family a most Joyous Christmas and here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!
Thank you all for always making me smile.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy New Year!!
I love your site and always have great success and comments from others about what I make no matter what the season your ideas are fun A question about the rosemary simple syrup recipies
The sangria with rosemary simple syrup was great but the reindeer cocktail with rosemary syrup and cranberry tasted like medicine. Was it the wrong juice? Ocean Spray diet and ocean spray Sparkling Cranberry? Could the rosemary simple syrup be too strong? We enjoyed the bubbly instead.
Hi Babs, I think the diet versions of cranberry juice taste medicinal. I use Lakewood Cranberry, it only has 9 grams of sugar and you’re only using 2 oz. so it’s a very small amount if you’re worried about sugar. Maybe cut back if on the rosemary simple syrup if you’re not a fan, or eliminate but I think it might have been your juice. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!