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Jingle Ball

Jingle Ball Image: Tim Nusog

Americans buy somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 million real Christmas trees a year—and they all wind up in the trash. This season, squeeze a little more fun from your holiday flora with this pine-infused cocktail. All you need are a few fresh twigs, a bottle of vodka and enough imagination to get you through the next six weeks in one piece. Here’s to branching out!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pine-infused vodka, chilled*
  • 4 oz Soda water, chilled
  • 1/4 oz Cranberry juice
  • Garnish: Pine sprigs
  • Garnish: Fresh cranberries

Steps

  1. Fill a small bowl or plate with crushed ice.

  2. Place a large holiday ornament in the middle of the ice and remove the top.

  3. Add 2 pine sprigs and 8 fresh cranberries.

  4. Pour the chilled pine-infused vodka into the ornament.

  5. Top with the chilled soda water.

  6. Finish with the cranberry juice.

  7. Serve with a straw.

  8. *Pine-infused vodka: Add 3 large pine sprigs into a 750 mL bottle of unflavored vodka, and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours. Strain out sprigs, and store in the freezer indefinitely.