day 10: {recipe} christmas cocktail cheer

christmas cocktails

On the 10th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you … three cocktail ideas that put you in the holiday/winter mood!

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I don’t know why exactly {I am not a professional mixologist by any means, just enjoy a cocktail once in a while}, but for some reason I always use a rule of thirds or halves when I make cocktails. It always is easy to make and measure, and always tastes delicious.

white snow russian

Cocktail #1:
1/3 Vodka
1/3 Kaluah
1/3 Milk
(I think whole milk tastes best, but you can use any milk)

little rum-mer fire boy

Cocktail #2:
2/3 Fireball
1/3 Rum Chada


Cocktail #3:
2/3 Eggnog
1/3 Brandy

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Garnish with a candy cane, chill … sip, and enjoy!

{Images via j. sorelle}

Day 6: Your Cocktail’s Best Accessory, a DIY Drink Stirrer

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On the 6th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…a DIY drink stirrer.

We accessorize our outfit for holiday parties…so why not accessorize our cocktails too? This year our drinks will be a bit more festive – cheers to that!

snowman drink stirrer

Snowman Drink Stirrer

You’ll Need

  • 3 mini styrofoam balls
  • Hot glue gun
  • Shredded carrot sticks
  • Black puff paint
  • Drink stirrer
  • Red and white striped twine
  • Mini branches

How To:


  1. Glue the 3 styrofoam balls together.
  2. Push the carrot in the face for the nose.
  3. Add three buttons with the puff paint on the middle ball or ‘belly’ of the snowman.
  4. Tie a small piece of twine around the ‘neck’ of the snowman so he/she has a scarf.
  5. Add a mini branch to each side of the snowman so he/she has arms.
  6. Push the top of the drink stirrer into the bottom ball.

tinsel and ornament drink stirrer

Tinsel and Ornament Drink Stirrer

You’ll Need:

  • Mini ornament from your local Target or Walmart
  • Tinsel
  • Drink stirrer
  • Hot glue gun

How To:

  1. Wrap a small piece of tinsel around the top of the drink stirrer. Add a dab of hot glue to the end tip of the tinsel to keep it in place.
  2. Wrap the string attached to the mini ornament around the top of the drink stirrer and add a dab of glue to keep it in place, too.

Now that you have two adorable drink stirrers to make, you just need a cocktail to fill your cup. Stay tuned because we have a yummy and festive drink recipe we can’t wait to share.

{images via j. sorelle}

Day 5: Holiday Pomegranate Cocktail Recipe and {CAMERA GIVEAWAY}

pomegranate champagne cocktail On the 5th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…a Canon EOS Rebel T5 Camera with two lenses giveaway and an amazing holiday cocktail.

Cameras and Cocktails – that sounds like a party with memories worth capturing. We are those moms who always have the camera out and ready for a moment, a laugh and even a cheesy smile. Our mom was the same way, so maybe its generational. But, the moments are so fleeting and our kiddos grow up so fast. Photographs are our window to the past and a way to remember the present moments we want to hold on to before they are gone. We admit, cell phones are small and convenient to carry around and snap photos here and there, but the camera we have with us on family vacations, family reunions, the birth of our children, baby’s first steps, birthday candles being blown out, the first day of school, and every tiny and large moment in between, is our Canon. We are pumped to be teaming up with 15 other amazing bloggers to giveaway a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses. With so many cash giveaways happening online, we decided to participate in a giveaway that was a special gift for one of you. We know your hard-earned cash is going towards gifts for family and friends, so this is our way to treat one of our lucky readers {you} to a gift you can keep for yourself. And, it’s just in time to capture the moments and priceless reactions when friends and family open your gifts this holiday. Check out all the ladies joining us on this giveaway by clicking on their image below.

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This is your chance to make some photo magic with your family. The giveaway will run from December 5-19 and is open to US and Canada residents only. All entries will be validated, and if there are any issues with your entry all will be voided. So you better be honest because we are going to be like Santa and check it all twice. Good luck! Happy Holidays!

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We promised you a cocktail recipe too, and this is one of our favorites {thanks Lea}. For the holidays we lovingly call it Christmas in the POM of Your Hand. pomegranate champagne cocktail for the holidays Ingredients

How To Create Christmas in the POM of Your Hand

  1. Pour about 1 shot of POM to the champagne glass. The POM juice should fill ¼ of the cup.
  2. Pour the bubbly.
  3. Add a small handful of Pomegranate seeds. They may float, or sink. Science experiment too. The Pomegranate seeds are so delicious to eat while you sip. Plus, hello antioxidants!


pomegranate champagne cocktail

Jessica & our beautiful Mom

{images of cocktail and party via Meredith Moran Photography}

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