Happy  Christmas Eve day everyone! I finally finished my shopping yesterday so I was ready to relax with a festive cocktail at home. I found two out of three cocktails I made from Half Baked Harvest who has the absolute best recipes for both food and cocktails. I think I make some recipe of hers at least once a week!

The three cocktails I made are all very different but delicious in their own ways. I thought they were pretty easy to make too but you wouldn’t have guessed if you saw my kitchen because it looks like a holiday drink bomb went off! I’m just a messy “cook” though.

I decided to make Spicy Sweet Grinch, Frosted Cranberry Rosemary Mimosa and White Christmas MojitoIt’s hard to choose a favorite but if I had to choose I would say the Spicy Sweet Grinch was my favorite but Luke said he almost thinks his favorite was the mimosa!



  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2-4 finely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • juice from 1/2 lime juice
  • juice from 1/2 of a small grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-2 jalapeño slices
  • ginger beer for topping
  • pomegranate arils, for serving


1. On a shallow plate, combine the sugar and mint. Rim your glass in sugar, then fill with ice.

2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey, and jalapeños in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish as desired. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest



  • Cranberry Juice
  • Champagne
  • Rosemary Spring
  • Sugar
  • Cranberries


1. Use sauce pan to melt 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar over medium heat.
2. Let liquid cool for a few minutes and toss in cranberries.
3. Roll cranberries around in raw sugar until coated
4. Fill glass with cranberry juice (how much is really up to you!)
3. Garnish with sugar coated cranberries and rosemary sprig. Drink!
Serving Size: 1



  • juice of 1 lime
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1 tablespoon coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • sparkling water for topping
  • pomegranate arils for serving


1. In a glass, muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves until the leaves have broken down. Fill the glass half way with ice.
Serving Size: 6
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest
Merry Christmas and cheers to making SPIRITS bright!

Hi there! I’m Maya Griffin, currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky where I was born but raised close by in Nonesuch, KY (yes, it’s a real place!).

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