The Kristy Kringle is a party maker that’s full of fresh flavors, and will keep you warm all winter long! Make it for yourself or make it for a crowd!
The holidays basically scream, “Give me a cocktail!” Whether it’s an office party (AKA Saturday night at our house), a family get together, or an ugly Christmas sweater party with friends, having a great drink is a must. This cocktail is one of those drinks. It has a great combination of flavors and you can make a big batch so you can just pour and serve instead of shaking to order. Love that!
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So the name. My super amazing blogger friend Kristy from She Eats has this cocktail called Kristy’s Cold Weather Vodka Cocktail. (Say that 3 times fast.) I got hooked up with Kristy years ago in a blog recipe exchange group and made this drink. It was awesome, but OMG way too much to spit out every time I talked about it. So I took matters into my own hands and gave Kristy’s cocktail a holiday themed makeover, and here we are drinking Kristy Kringles! LOVE YOU MAMA!!
- 1/4 of a Gala apple
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced super thin
- 3 ounces good vodka
- 1 ounce Gran Marnier
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 thin slices of Gala apple or 2 cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Pour onto a small plate and spread into an even layer at least as wide as the opening of your glass.
- Cut a slit in one of the apple pieces and run the fruit around the rim or two rocks glasses. Dip the rim of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Carefully fill the glass with ice (don't knock off the rim!) and set aside.
- In the bottom of a cocktail shaker muddle together the apple and ginger.
- Fill the shaker with ice, and add in the vodka, Gran Marnier, lime juice,orange juice, simple syrup, and water.
- Shake well until chilled.
- Strain the cocktail into your prepared glasses. Garnish with an apple slice or cinnamon stick.