Perfect Spring/Summer Drink!

This week I've been visitng family in Texas, and it has been full of the usual treats my mom loves to lavish on me...desserts, dinners...and this wonderful drink!
We had this yesterday, and since it was so good, we'll probably make it again today!

A bunch of friends are coming over to celebrate my daughter's third birthday that is in almost 2 weeks. We have been lucky enough to come to Texas every April since she's been born and see friends and family.

Maybe at your next get-together you can create this cocktail too! Don't like alcohol? This recipe can easily be converted to be a mocktail! (See below)

Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
  • YIELD: Makes 8 1/2 cups
  • PREP TIME:4 Minutes
  • COURSE: Beverages, Beverages, Alcoholic


  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
  • 2 cups pink grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1 cup cranberry vodka, chilled
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling white wine, chilled
  • Garnish: pink grapefruit wheels or wedges  (or lime wedges)


Combine first 3 ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Gently stir in sparkling wine. Garnish, if desired.
Coastal Living DECEMBER 2009
Substitute a lemon-lime carbonated soda or club soda for the vodka and wine to make a nonalcoholic version.

Have fun with your family this weekend!