Holiday Cocktail Recipe + Giveaway!

sierra-mist-cocktail-mocktail-recipeServing up fabulous cocktails and mocktails is a holiday tradition in my family. We like to get creative with the ingredients and concoct our own sweet creations. Sierra Mist asked me to whip up a delicious cocktail using their all-natural drink so take a look at the recipe I created (and I LOVE that their soda has no artificial flavors – it’s real sugar!).

I love the taste of apple at the holidays, and it pairs so well with the refreshing sparkle and lemon-lime of Sierra Mist!

3 ounces Sierra Mist Natural
2 ounces Apple Brandy
1 ounce Apple Cider (or apple juice)
green apple rimming sugar
green apple, for garnish

1. Rim a martini or cocktail glass in green apple rimming sugar.
2. In a shaker filled with ice, mix apple brandy and apple cider.
3. Shake and strain into rimmed cocktail glass.
4. Top with Sierra Mist Natural
5. Garnish with sliced green apple. Cheers!


3 ounces Sierra Mist Natural
3 ounces Apple Cider (or apple juice)
green apple rimming sugar
green apple, for garnish

1. Rim a martini or cocktail glass in green apple rimming sugar.
2. Fill glass with apple cider.
4. Top with Sierra Mist Natural
5. Garnish with sliced green apple. Cheers!

If you missed the two Sierra Mist recipes we shared earlier this season – click here for the Meet me at the Mist-letoe & Frost Bite recipes!

One lucky reader of this post will receive a SIERRA MIST NATURAL GIFT PACK containing a cocktail shaker, drink garnish/rimming sugars, party glasses, and a $50 American Express Gift Card!

  • Tell us YOUR favorite cocktail or mocktail recipe! Simply leave a comment below telling us about your favorite drink or the name of one you would like to create to be entered to win the Sierra Mist Natural gift pack! (mandatory entry)
  • For an extra entry,tweet “Win a @sierramist gift pack from @pizzazzerie

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER– LINDSAY EDWARDS!!! Lindsay shared a fab recipe for a pink grapefruit mojito!  We hope you enjoy + can’t wait to hear what else you come up with using the SIERRA MIST NATURAL GIFT PACK! :)



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    i love peppermint christmasy cocktails!

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    My favorite cocktail is an Amaretto Sour with a Sierra Mist floater. I also enjoy what I call the “Cretto”- Amaretto and cranberry juice with a splash of Sierra Mist!

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    i like sierra mist on facebook

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    Cheri O'Haver says:

    Candy Cane Drink Recipe
    1 part Lemon Lime Soda
    1 part half-and-half Cream
    0.75 oz Creme de Cacao
    0.25 oz Grenadine
    0.75 oz Peppermint Schnapps
    put in a candy cane and enjoy this lovely Christmas cocktail :) Merry Christmas everyone!

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    I am pregnant this Christmas so its a mocktail for me, but I love Sierra Mist natural with cranberry juice and lime, you could always add the rum ( I will after the baby! lol) Merry Christmas

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    SPARKLING APPLE MIST sounds delish I think this will be our holiday drink for Christmas dinner, THANKS!

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    The Sparkling Apple Mist Cocktail is on my must try list for Christmas Eve. Just need to pick up some Apple Brandy. Sounds so tasty!

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    My favorite drink is a Hurricane. Amazing!

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    This looks amazing!!!!!! My favorite is a drink we use to call the Zephor, it’s muddled lemons, citron vodka, chateau monet, sour, shake with ice, top with sierra mist. AMAZING!!!!!!!! Almost tastes like pink lemonade!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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    My favorite mocktail is the Shirley Temple. Yes, I’m still a 7 year old girl inside!

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    I like Sierra Mist on FB with my username Mary Happymommy and I told them you sent me–

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    Ashley Hatten says:

    I love Cider Jack cocktails my friend served these this year at her Christmas party and they were amazing I asked her for the recipe and it is :

    2 ounces applejack liqueur, 1 ounce lemon juice and a splash of grenadine or simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with hard apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick.

    she actually got this off food network I believe :)

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    Ashley Hatten says:
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    Ashley Hatten says:

    I liked Sierra Mist on fb and wrote on their wall
    thank you!

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My favorite cocktail is called Mango Tango. I had it on vacation this summer and it was delicious!
    pokergrl8 at

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:
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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like sierra mist on fb and told you sent me!/sierramist/posts/10150424152436646

    pokergrl8 at

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    I just had my most favorite drink…Cakebatter Martini!!!!

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    courtney b says:

    martini with tanquori with vermouth and green olives and olive juice,, oh and gin!

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    courtney b says:
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    courtney b says:
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    I like a pomegranate margarita.

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    I like Pina Colada

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    I like Sierra Mist on Facebook as Elena Istomina and told them you sent me

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    I like Cranberry Margaritos

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    like Sierra Mist on Facebook and told them you sent me.

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    I love mojitos

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    Andrea Julian says:

    I’m new to cocktails, do they any watermelon flavored ones. For some reason that just sounds so good!

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    Andrea Julian says:
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    White Russian, but of late I have started trying all the ‘new’ martinis.

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    i love a good cosmopolitan or woo woo (cranberry juice, vodka & peach schnapps)

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    I love pomegranate martinis, the pomegranate part is so yummy, but also makes me feel like I’m drinking something healthy, ha ha!! Merry Christmas Courtney and Pizzazzerie team! Thanks for all of the party inspiration!

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    I love strawberry margaritas.

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    I like Sierra Mist on facebook.

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    My drink of choice (as decided by a survey of all my Twitter followers…) is my super famous French Gimlet recipe. 2 parts vodka (or gin, huge fan of TEN), 1 part St. Germain, and a 1/2 part lime juice. Very yummy….and perfect for the holidays.

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    I like to add some vodka, sierra mist and a little orange drink with crushed ice
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    like sierra mist on fb (michelle b)& told them u sent me
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Jeff Blackwell says:

    I love “hot buttered rum” and especially durung the cold weather.

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    I like margaritas.

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    Left a comment on their Facebook site.

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    I love Hot Buttered Rum! :)

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    I liked them on FB and said that you sent me!

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    lindsay edwards says:

    I can’t pass up a Pink Grapefruit Mojito!! They’re delicious and so pretty!
    Handful of mint leaves
    1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    1/2 oz. simple syrup
    1 oz. light rum
    1/2 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice
    1/2 oz. grapefruit liqueur
    Sparkling water

    Muddle mint in lime juice and simple syrup.
    Add ice and remaining ingredients except sparkling water and shake briefly.
    Pour into a highball glass.
    Top with sparkling water.

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    I love dirty martinis!

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    Stephanie Grant says:

    My fav Cocktail is the:

    Absolut La La Land

    1 1/2 oz. Absolut Los Angeles Vodka
    1 oz. Cranberry Juice
    1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
    1 oz. Lemon Lime Soda

    Build ingredients over ice into a hi-ball glass and garnish with a squeeze of lime.

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    Stephanie Grant says:
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    Stephanie Grant says:

    I like Sierra Mist on (Stephanie Petty-Grant) and told them you sent me :)

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    Janice Cooper says:


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    Janice Cooper says:

    I like Sierra Mist on Facebook and left a comment. FB name Jan Peoples

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    Janice Cooper says:
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    I like Apple fizz

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    Cranberry Juice
    Sierra Mist

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    Many thanks to you and Sierra Mist for offering such a fun and generous giveaway!

    1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
    1/2 oz peach schnapps
    3/4 oz Captain Morgan Original spiced rum
    3 oz Sierra Mist soda
    3 oz Squirt citrus soda

    Pour the blue curacao, peach schnapps and Captain Morgan spiced rum into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a highball glass. Add the Sierra Mist and Squirt (both chilled), stir lightly and serve.

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    strawberries and cream fizzy wizzy

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    liked sponsor on facebook. Anna Pry,

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    I like 7 and 7 thanks

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    like Sierra Mist on fb Julie Scott Laws

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    i’m all about the screwdrivers!

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    I am not very creative. I have only really tried vodka and orange juice. I need to explore more.

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    I like virgin pina coolada! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    i love mixing sierra mist with OJ and vodka!!

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    Just made this to ring in the new year!

    Red Apple Sangria:
    * 3 ounces sutter home cabernet sauvinon wine
    * 1 ounce shakka redapple liqueur or 1 ounce dekuyper redapple liqueur or 1 ounce apfelcorn liqueur
    * 2 ounces fruit punch
    * 2 ounces Sierra Mist
    * 2 maraschino cherries
    * 1 orange slice
    * 1/2 medium red apple , cut into chunks
    * 1 lime wedge

    Mix all together & enjoy!

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    Liked Sierra Mist on Facebook & told them you sent me: Michelle Hudak,

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    This is an adaptation from my favorite mojito recipe. The addition of cranberries makes it perfect for this time of year. The amount of sugar in the simple syrup has been significantly reduced since Sierra Mist Natural will be replacing the soda water.

    Sierra Mist Natural Cranberry Mojito

    8oz fresh cranberries
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    20 mint leaves
    1 lime
    4 oz light rum
    4 oz Sierra Mist Natural

    Put cranberries, sugar and water into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat to medium low, and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat when cranberries start bursting. Strain the cranberries out after the syrup has cooled. (If you didn’t want to make your own syrup, you could replace it with Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash.)

    Put 10 mint leaves into a glass with the juice of half a lime and gently muddle. Fill each glass with ice, then add 2 oz each of the cranberry syrup and rum. Top with Sierra Mist Naturals and stir. Enjoy!

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    1955nurse says:

    Italian Mist

    4 oz Galliano liquer
    4 ice cubes
    Blood orange slices ( or tangerine slices) for garnish

    Poor ingredients into shaker, shake until well blended, strain into stemmed glasses garnish & serve!

    HollyCunningham ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) LIKE you on FB, LIKE Sierra Mist on FB, too!!!

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    1955nurse says:

    Italian Mist

    4 oz Galliano liquer
    4 ice cubes
    Blood orange slices ( or tangerine slices) for garnish

    Pour ingredients into shaker, shake until well blended, strain into 2 stemmed glasses, garnish & serve!

    HollyCunningham ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) LIKE you on FB, LIKE Sierra Mist on FB, too!!!

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