Holiday Spritzer with cranberry and lime is a tasty and festive cocktail that is perfect for entertaining!
Do you love to entertain during the holidays or does the thought of putting together a gathering put you in a panic?
There was a time when I would get super stressed with all the details when hosting a party.
I would clean like crazy before everyone arrived, prepare all the food by myself, and make sure there was every type of beverage available ranging from mixed cocktails to sparkling water.
By the time my guests arrived I was worn out long before the party even started.
It has taken awhile, but over the years I’ve learned a few hosting tips that have made entertaining easier and more relaxing!
As we approach New Year festivities plan a celebration! Follow these tips and enjoy a stress-free get-together!
Helpful Entertaining Tips
First, accept help with the food! If someone asks what they should bring have a list ready and cross off a few tasks on your “to make” list.
Your guest will only offer to bring a favorite dish that they know will be a hit with all the guests.
For those that don’t cook and want to help, ask them to bring bag of ice! That’s one less task you need to take care of!
Second, provide a non-alcoholic beverage like lemonade as well as a signature cocktail like a light and refreshing spritzer!
Create a do-it-yourself beverage station that is stocked with all the ingredients to make the drink along with instructions detailing the measurements.
Wine Spritzer Ingredients
For this spritzer drink you’ll need the following ingredients;
- white wine
- cranberry juice
- club soda
- frozen cranberries for garnish
Third, prep the kitchen by making sure the sink is clear, the dishwasher is bare, and the trash/recycling bins are empty.
These simple tips will free up your kitchen, so your guests have a clear spot to put their dishes, and can easily toss uneaten food or used paper napkins while you mingle with your friends instead of taking care of the garbage.
You won’t need to ask guests to put the wine glasses to the side to wash after the party, and hope that they don’t accidentally get broken. Put the wine glasses directly in the dishwasher!
This step makes clean up a snap and hand washing a past time!
Instead of huddling over the sink washing each glass put your feet up after hosting a great party!
Breakout your stemware and get creative with recipes that can be served in wine glasses! Do you have any fun ideas that you can share?
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 cup club soda
- frozen cranberries
- lime slices
- Mix wine, cranberry juice and lime juice together
- Pout into a wine glass
- Pour club soda over the top
- Stir in frozen cranberries
- Garnish with limes
- Add ice if desired
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 15mg Carbohydrates: 32g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g