Holidays are coming up and it’s time to start thinking about holiday cocktails. This Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer is a festive drink that is sure to be a hit at your next party! The ingredients for this cocktail are Bacardi, ginger ale, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Don’t forget the red noses (fresh cranberries)!
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Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
We’re getting into the holiday spirit! This Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer is a sweet and festive drink that has just enough alcohol to make you happy.
We’ve included Bacardi, ginger ale, and cranberry juice for this recipe which gives it a nice mix of flavors. It’s perfect for your next Christmas party or holiday get-together. Let us know if you try it out!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Bacardi Rum – but you could use any white rum you prefer
- Ginger Ale – a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage, consumed on its own or as a mixer
- Orange Juice
- Cranberry Juice
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs – for garnish
- Fresh Cranberries – for garnish
More Holiday Cocktails To Make
Want to make more cocktails for the Holidays? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Cranberry Moscow Mule Cocktail for the Holidays
- Christmas Gin Cocktail with Cherries and Mint
- Frosty the Snowman -Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail
Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Rudolph the Reindeer Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy this Christmas cocktail there are a few easy tweaks to make! And it is as simple as removing the alcohol, so just follow the card, and don’t mix in the Bacardi.
Non-drinking adults who still want the rum flavors could experiment with a non-alcoholic alternative:
- White Cane Spirit from Lyre’s – “This unique spirit has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a gently aged white rum with flavours that are distinct and contemporary.” Their website has international versions too, including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, so they’re worth checking out for non-alcoholic alternatives!
Frozen Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzers
Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer For a Crowd!
Want to make a big batch of this festive cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. Throw in a bunch of fresh cranberries too!
For garnish, why not provide fresh rosemary stems skewered with cranberries? To make them, you will need fresh rosemary sprigs, bottom leaves removed, approximately 2-3″/5-7cm long, and some fresh cranberries. Simply skewer the cranberries onto the woody stems of the rosemary.
When setting up your bar serving area, include cocktail glasses, small napkins, a filled ice bucket, stirrers, and themed cocktail decorations if suitable!
To make a big batch of Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer, mix together:
- 4 parts Bacardi Rum
- 8 parts orange juice
- 16 parts cranberry juice
- 16 parts cup ginger ale
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make a Rudolph the Reindeer Spritzer?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (but images do not print to save your ink).
- 4 oz Bacardi Rum
- 8 oz orange juice
- 16 oz cranberry juice
- 16 oz cup ginger ale
- Sprig of rosemary
- 12 fresh cranberries
- Add ice to glass.
- Pour in Bacardi, orange juice, cranberry juice, and ginger ale.
- Stir to combine.
- Add rosemary sprig and cranberries for garnish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 681Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 140gFiber: 25gSugar: 84gProtein: 5g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Cups – A Festive Party Appetizer
- Main Dish: 5-Ingredient Herb Mustard Sirloin Steak Recipe
- Side Dish: Comforting & Creamy Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes
- Dessert: Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake (Gluten-Free Recipe)
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