I’m delighted to be back in the kitchen with Spindrift to bring you this new holiday cocktail, the Teri-tini! The holidays might look a little, or a lot, different this year, but I’m going to focus on celebrating the simple things.

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One of those simple things for me is a Spindrift Holiday Cocktail! This new Teri-tini is great for celebrating. It’s called the Teri-tini in celebration of my birthday, but it’s great for any celebration this upcoming holiday season. It’s fruity, but not too sweet, and you can dress it up or down however you would like.

This drink is made with one of my favorite Spindrift flavors, Cranberry Raspberry, as well as fresh lime and grapefruit juice. Spindrift is made with real fruit juice, so I love combining it with lovely fruit juices to create fun concoctions. I made mine with vodka, but you can certainly go for a mocktail and just up the Spindrift!

I had a lot of fun garnishing the drinks because it makes them feel that much more special! To up the ante on this holiday cocktail, I added mint, raspberries, and a grapefruit peel. Feel free to do as much of this as you’d like!

This cocktail is light and perfect for a happy hour drink before dinner. I love serving them with some nuts and light snacks for a lovely little treat without filling up! Be sure to let me know if you make it and what you think!

If you’re looking for other great Spindrift inspiration, check out our Faux Sangria or our Strawberry Lemonade. Even if you don’t want to make a full cocktail, check out the recipe below for my grapefruit ice hack. No matter what the drink, it will take it to the next level. It’s kind of genius if I do say so myself.

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teri-tini holiday cocktail

The Teri-tini: A Cranberry Raspberry Holiday Cocktail

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  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks
  • Category: Cocktail


4 ounces Vodka (I used Tito’s)

4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

1 ounce fresh lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup (recipe below, or use store-bought)

Ice (for chilling)

Grapefruit juice ice (for serving; recipe below)

6-8 ounces Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift


Raspberry for garnish (optional)

Mint for garnish (optional)

Sugar for the rim (optional)


For the grapefruit ice:
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice


For the simple syrup:
½ cup water

½ cup sugar (you can use any sugar or Monkfruit; I used cane sugar)


Make the grapefruit ice:

Pour the grapefruit juice into ice molds and freeze for at least 5 hours.


Make the simple syrup:

Combine equal parts water and sugar (I used ½ cup of each) in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir continually until the sugar has dissolved.


Remove from heat and allow to cool.


Make the drinks:

Combine the vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until the shaker feels cold to the touch. If you don’t have a shaker, combine the ingredients in a large cup filled with ice and stir.


If you would like a sugar rim, rub a lime or grapefruit wedge around the edge of your martini glasses. Dip the glasses into a small plate of sugar.


Add 2-3 grapefruit ice cubes to your martini glasses. Strain your shaken or stirred ingredients evenly divided into each glass (so that the regular ice does not get into the drink).


Top the drinks with approximately 3-4 ounces Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift. 


Add mint, raspberries, and/or grapefruit peel for garnish and serve.


If you want to make this a mocktail, eliminate the vodka and add an extra 2 ounces of Spindrift per drink.

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