Sparkling Citrus Punch [VIDEO]

This Sparkling Citrus Punch is the ultimate holiday and New Year’s Eve lightened up cocktail! It is so delicious, it serves a crowd, and it is made with fresh, good quality ingredients you can feel good about serving!

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I’ve partnered with my friends at Stoli to bring you today’s fabulous punch in time for your holiday parties and New Year’s bash! Stoli’s newest vodka, is smooth, high-quality, and naturally gluten-free made with 88 percent corn and 12 percent buckwheat! So if you’re super sensitive to cross-contamination, or just looking for a good gluten-free vodka, you’re in luck with Stoli Gluten Free!

Sparkling Citrus Punch

I made this punch multiple times now and couldn’t put my glass down. If you’re going to cocktail, let’s do it right! It’s refreshing, packed with fabulous fresh squeezed citrus flavor, and has no added junk or gross sugars!

Sparkling Citrus Punch

If you like this cocktail, try these cocktail recipes:

Sparkling Citrus Punch

Watch the video:

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Sparkling Citrus Punch

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min

Ingredients

  • 5 freshly squeezed oranges (makes 2 cups of juice)
  • 2 freshly squeezed grapefruits (makes 1 3/4 cups of juice)
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 2 bottles of champagne or prosecco
  • 6 to 8 ounces gluten-free vodka
  • 3/4 cup of simple syrup, add more based on desired sweetness
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Garnish: 4 lemon slices, 4 orange slices, 2 grapefruit slices, and 1/2 cup fresh cranberries or pomegranate seeds
  • Garnish: Sprigs of rosemary

Simple Syrup (makes: 1 1/4 cup)

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and cut into slices

Directions

  1. Make simple syrup: Bring water honey, and ginger to a simmer, let simmer for 5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside Let cool completely before using. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  2. Juice oranges and grapefruit and set aside. Cut additional orange, grapefruit, and lemon slices for garnish in the pitcher.
  3. Place freshly squeezed juice, and fruit slices in pitcher.
  4. Pour in sparkling water, hampagne or prosecco, vodka, cranberries, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and 2 cups of ice.
  5. Once simple syrup is cooled, pour in 3/4 of a cup. Reserve remaining simple syrup for later use.
  6. Stir well, garnish, and serve.
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This post is sponsored by Stoli gluten-free vodka! All opinions are always my own!

Happy holiday season and happy holiday cocktails!!

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails

Happy Memorial Day! If you are outside BBQing today, these Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails are a must. They are refreshing, tasty, and lightened up from your average cocktail! 

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

 Melon, ginger, and fresh mint for the flavor combination win! 

It’s smooth, high-quality, and naturally gluten-free made with 88 percent corn and 12 percent buckwheat! So if you’re super sensitive to cross-contamination, it’s best to stick with products that are made with naturally gluten-free ingredients, like Stoli Gluten Free. you’re in luck. 

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

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Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stoli. The opinions and text are all mine.

Enjoy the day!


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Apple Cider Sangria [VIDEO]

This Apple Cider Sangria is everyone’s favorite Fall cocktail! It’s flavorful, packed with cinnamon, ginger, apple cider, and white wine for the perfect dinner party sangria!

Apple Cider Sangria

A few weeks go I posted on my Facebook and Twitter pages asking if anyone would like to see some yummy, light, and gluten-free cocktails on the LCK blog. I’ve been refraining from posting any cocktail recipes and I’m not sure why. Maybe because since this is a healthy lifestyle blog full of clean eating recipes, I felt you wouldn’t want to see them! But I was wrong! I guess you guys like your drinks… ha ha.

I also firmly believe that part of a healthy lifestyle means sometimes splurging, things in moderation, and just living a little! Am I right? Plus, I don’t want to give you guys the vibe that I never indulge. That would just be a lie. Yes, I do eat super clean, but you can be sure that I often eat too much dark chocolate and I go to dinner and order a drink.

I’m not saying to go binge drink every weekend, but if a nice cocktail every now and then suits your fancy, go for it (paleo police, don’t hate me), and now you can enjoy one a little more guilt-free. Anyway, the response was incredible!

Apple Cider Sangria

Many friends of mine can vouch for my drink making skills. I can’t lie, I make a mean ‘tini. Yeah, I called it a ‘tini, that’s a love/hate word right there. Anyway, most of the drinks I’ve whipped up in the past were loaded with sugar in all forms (hence why they were so good). But, since making the switch to eating clean (…and gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar-free, and so on and so on), I have been experimenting making cocktails that I genuinely don’t feel SO bad about drinking (in moderation, obv).

Apple Cider Sangria

This drink is the perfect drink to serve for your family and friends.  It will be a holiday staple in your home!

Watch the video:

Apple Cider Sangria

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:00 Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider (3 if you want more of a cider taste)
  • 1 cup carbonated water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2-1 cup gluten-free vodka
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pommegranates
  • 1 orange, chopped
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

Directions

  1. Chop apple and oranges and place in the bottom of a large pitcher with pomegranate seeds.
  2. Add in cinnamon sticks, cider, carbonated water, wine, cinnamon, and honey.
  3. Add in vodka (I start with 1/2 cup), mix well and taste. Adjust sweetener as desired.
  4. Serve over ice!

Recipe Notes

  • The longer it sits, the better! Make an hour or two before serving and let it sit in the fridge.
  • There are many gluten-free vodkas out there, my two favorite are Ciroc Vodka and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Tequila and rum are generally naturally gluten-free. Read labels and be cautious of added flavors.
  • I buy my cider fresh from a local farm.
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There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my disclosure policy for more info!