Vodka Lemon Holiday Cocktail –

Who doesn’t love a good holiday cocktail? I always love when people suggest holiday drinks to me, and one of my favorite holiday cocktails is the Vodka Lemon. The best part of this drink is the lemony twist, and this cocktail is an easy way to enjoy it in a healthy way.

This is my own recipe for a holiday cocktail, my own special way of bringing out both the flavors of vodka and lemon. I do not claim to be the pioneer of this drink, but I do claim to have come up with a different way to mix them together. The recipe is quite simple – but it does require a little bit of patience.

The holidays are fast approaching, and the weather is warming up nicely. It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! Have you thought about holiday gifts? Have you planned what you are going to wear? And, what about the food? What recipes are you going to prepare?

This holiday cocktail is a must! Basic ingredients and oh so deliciously festive! |

I was able to film myself preparing the drink twice since it was so simple! I was having a good time and didn’t bother to edit since I was on a roll.


How did I end up with this drink?

Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana, was a guest on Fox News one day when I was binge-watching.

I was half-watching as she made her “Deana Martini” and other of her father’s favorite foods.

(I admit, the term “martini” drew my interest.) I put down the broom and gave her my whole attention!)

Due of a lack of time, she rushed through the ingredients and quantities, and I barely caught the highlights.

So I began with the notes I had jotted down.

I opted without straining the drink into a martini glass since I like the melting ice on occasion.

Jeff suggested that a dash of bitters be added.

This is a significant improvement. Jeff, thank you very much!

This holiday cocktail is a must! Basic ingredients and oh so deliciously festive! |

On my parents’ reel-to-reel, I recall listening to these musicians for hours.

My favorite composer was Engelbert Humperdinck. I had a huge crush on him when I was a young child.

My mother and I used to watch the Dean Martin program together.

For this Christmas season, I have so many wonderful childhood memories. Enjoy!

Holiday Cocktail with Vodka and Lemon

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  • two ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz pure maple syrup
  • grenadine (1/2 ounce)
  • a couple of squirts of bitters
  • Ice
  • Maraschino cherries are a kind of maraschino cherry that is (for garnish)


  • Fill a cocktail glass halfway with ice and pour it into a cocktail shaker (I’ve been known to do this using a jar with a lid!)
  • Combine the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, grenadine, and bitters in a mixing glass.
  • Shake until well cold.
  • Return everything to the cocktail glass.
  • Serve with a cherry garnish.


Vodka Lemon Holiday Cocktail



This holiday cocktail is a must! Basic ingredients and oh so deliciously festive! |

No matter what you serve this holiday season, we guarantee this one will be a hit. With its bright and refreshing flavors, this holiday cocktail is the perfect addition to any gathering.. Read more about blueberry lemon cocktail and let us know what you think.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.