Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cranberry kiss mocktail and a Sierra Mist giveaway

I have a fun post for you today that includes mocktails and a giveaway.  Ok, so maybe it would be a bit more fun if the drink was a cocktail, but hey, I haven't had a drink in about 7 months so it's all about the mocktail for me these days.

The Cranberry Kiss mocktail is something I whipped up with the holidays and New Years Eve in mind.  The key ingredient is Sierra Mist Natural, which gives it those festive bubbles! Pretty, aren't they?

Cranberry Kiss (Mocktail)


• 2 oz. Sierra Mist Natural
• 2 ½ oz. cranberry juice
• 1 mint leaf
• Fresh lime juice (about 1/4 of a lime)


1. In a martini shaker, muddle one mint leaf with lime juice

2. Add cranberry juice to the shaker; shake well and strain into a champagne glass

3. Top with Sierra Mist Natural

4. Garnish with three cranberries skewered on a toothpick

Now for the giveaway...Sierra Mist and I would like you to share a creative cocktail/mocktail recipe. One winner will receive a Sierra Mist Natural holiday gift pack which includes:
  • Martini shaker
  • Drink garnish/sugars
  • Party glasses
  • $50 Amex Gift Card (this will come in handy with all those after-the-holiday-sales) or perhaps you are hosting your own New Years Eve party? 
How to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with your own Sierra Mist Natural mocktail/cocktail recipe idea (it doesn't have to be exact...for example, you can write, "I would love a cocktail with Sierra Mist, vodka and a splash of pineapple juice")

I will choose one comment/winner using  Giveaway ends Friday, December 30 at midnight.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 31st.  US residents only.

Be sure to check out Sierra Mist on Facebook and submit your recipes on the Sierra Mixolgy tab!!

Disclaimer: I have partnered with Sierra Mist for this giveaway post. They provided me with the prize as well as compensation. The photos, recipe and opinions are my own.


  1. I've made a mocktail with Sierra Mist and orange juice. Very tasty, kind of like a virgin mimosa.

    Katie M.

  2. I thought this was a very tasty mocktail! Beautiful looking, that's for sure!


  3. This looks so pretty, and it sounds delicious!

  4. I would use champagne, vodka, sierra mist and a splash of cranberry (a twist on the poinsettia cocktail).

  5. Aruban Pop:
    2 shots Curacao, blue
    2 shots Vodka
    2 splashes Margarita Mix
    4 splashes Sierra Mist
    1 wedge Lime
    Mixing Instructions
    Pour margarita mix, vodka and curacao into a glass, transfer to shaker with ice and shake. Strain into glass. Add 4 splashes of Sprite and a lime wedge for garnish.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  6. Holiday Sangria

    5 tablespoons sugar
    1 bottle red wine
    5 ounces apple flavored liqueur
    7 1/2 ounces orange flavored liqueur
    1 cup orange juice
    1 cup Sierra Mist
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    12 seedless red grapes
    4 medium red apples

    Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  7. Yum, yours sounds good!

    Mine would be a combination of Sierra Mist, vodka, a splash of pomegranate juice, and pomegranate seeds (which are tasty and a colorful decoration for inside the glass as well!)

  8. Oh I love the idea with pomegranate seeds!!!

  9. I'd love some Sierra Mist with strawberry lemonade & a Maraschino cherry. :)

  10. I forgot to post my recipe:

    I would mix sierra mist with a tart lemonade mix and a splash of club soda and a wedge of lime...yummy!


  11. Mocktail: Sierra Mist, Hawaiian Punch, dallop of rainbow sherbert, orange slice, Maraschino cherry/Hawaiian Punch ice cube. So good!

  12. Holiday Frozen Cranberry Margaritos
    1 (10-oz.) can frozen mojito mix
    3/4 cup tequila
    1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
    1/4 cup Sierra Mist
    2 tablespoons orange liqueur
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  13. I would do a mojito cocktail (rum, Sierra Mist, lime, sugar, mint) with either raspberries or blueberries muddled in there.

  14. My husband made these for a cocktail party we went to a few years back and I dug the recipe up...its more of a spring/summer cocktail but its still good :)

    Half ounce Bacardi Lemon rum
    Half ounce triple sec
    1 ounce lemonade
    1 ounce Sierra Mist
    Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass over crushed ice, and serve.

    your recipe looks amazing! Will be bookmarking it! thanks!!

  15. I think this sounds good: equal parts pineapple juice, orange juice and Sierra Mist Natural. Top with a splash of cranberry juice. :)

    andreahurst83 at yahoo dot com!

  16. Best Cocktail: Sierra Mist and Cucumber Vodka
    Best Mocktail: Sierra Mist and Grenadine

  17. Sierra mist with a splash of raspberry torani syrup!

  18. My favorite is Sierra Mist with cran juice and and a sprinkle of Crystal Light lemonade.
    My kids LOVE it!!


  19. I could see sierra mist with skyy infusions passion fruit vodka, simple syrup, lemon wedges and lemon peel for garnish

  20. Coconut rum & sierra mist!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  21. I would do Sierra Mist, Vodka, and Sobe Adrenaline. It would taste like a fizzy screwdriver on steroids! Perfect for keeping you awake till midnight on New Years Eve.

    Ron M.

  22. I would do some Sierra Mist/black cherry kool-aid/orange juice/vodka.


  23. i'd like sierra mist with lemonade and lime sorbet

  24. Sierra mist, absolut vodka, cherry juice
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  25. This looks really good. I would mix Sierra Mist, ice tea, vodka and a wedge of a peach. (Could use Peach Schnapps instead of vodka)


  26. I have never really anything other than orange juice and vodka. So maybe Sierra Mist, orange juice, and vodka? Or scratch the vodka.

    junerlisle at gmail dot com

  27. You need to try sierra mist with tequila (patron)and granberry juice and mint

  28. I would absolutely love to try Sierra Mist muddled with blackberries and mint, and topped off with some vanilla flavored vodka for a sweet and fruity new year's treat! <3 In fact, I might just run out to the store to make some right now!

  29. I would like to see all of these on a tray together.

  30. Here's my citrus slush recipe..:

    10 ice cubes
    1/4 t. Crystal Light lemonade mix
    3 oz. Sierra Mist
    1/3 c. frozen mango chunks
    1/2 T. lime juice

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until the ice cubes have been crushed. Pour into a serving glass and garnish with a wedge of lime. If you prefer your drink less thick, add an extra splash of the Sierra Mist.

    Katie J.

  31. This is a super easy punch recipe that is always a hit.

    2 liter of Sierra Mist
    1 can frozen Raspberry Lemonade
    1 bag of ice

    It's so simple but tastes so good!


  32. I like to mix Sierra Mist with vodka and orange juice

  33. 1 cup fresh lime juice (it's about 10-12 limes depending on their size)
    5 cups Sierra Mist
    3 tablespoons honey
    up to 1/3 cup sugar as you like

    mix all that goodness up and serve in 12oz glasses. it's delicious with or without a shot of tequila!

  34. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it! I don't drink so I'm thinking a mocktail, with Sierra Mist, which I love all by itself but mixed with peppermint (maybe even a some crushed candy canes around the rim :)

  35. Yum! I like to mix Sunny D, pineapple juice, vodka, Sierra mist,and ice and garnish with a slice of orange. Delicious. Kristi.

  36. All the recipes you posted look fantastic! I'm going to a New Year's party at the home of a friend who doesn't drink, and promised to try new mocktail recipes for her, so this is perfect timing. Thanks!

    I'm a big fan of a Tom Collins so I was thinking of an alcohol-free variant where you use Sierra Mist, Tonic (for bitter flavor), and lime garnish.

  37. I'd love Sierra Mist, pomegranate juice, and pineapple juice!

    urchiken at gmail dot com