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Try this easy holiday cocktail

By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian

cgregorian@kcstar.com

This easy cocktail looks festive at any holiday gathering. It can be served without the vodka to make it a mocktail.
This easy cocktail looks festive at any holiday gathering. It can be served without the vodka to make it a mocktail.

The beauty of this drink, says Merrily Jackson, is you can mix it ahead in large batches. You can also make a non-alcoholic version by skipping the vodka. By the way, Jackson suggests calling downloading Uber so you can quickly and easily have over-served guests driven home.

One part cranberry juice

One part Fresca

One part vodka

Mix together and pour over ice in a wine glass, hurricane glass, or — most elegant — a tall, thin highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and a fresh cranberry. Leave the vodka out and this is a lovely mocktail for nondrinkers.

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For holiday decorating ideas, go here

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