December 22, 2014

Christmas Sunrise Cocktail Recipe {made with Zevia}

Disclaimer:This post is sponsored by Zevia. I was given complimentary Zevia vouchers  in exchange for sharing a recipe on my blog.  As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Holy crap. I feel like Christmas completely sprung up on me. Thank goodness for online shopping- it helped me finish buying presents this past week. I totally have spent the last couple of weekends busy with holiday get-togethers, parties, and events. I'm really looking forward to spending time with family, sleeping in, and relaxing for a few days during the holidays.  

#Cheers to spending quality time with the ones you love without having work getting in the way.  

That also includes eating many Christmas cookies and enjoying  some holiday cocktails and big glasses of red wine, of course. 


One of my favorite parts of the holidays is Christmas morning at my parents' house with my siblings. We have a relaxing morning of opening presents, listening to Christmas music, and eating breakfast as a family with some mimosas.  I might have to switch things up this year with a different bubbly drink. 

I love Zevia soda because it has zero calories, no sugar (sweetened with stevia!), and no artificial sweeteners. I pick mine up at my local Whole Foods or Target. 

One of my favorite flavors is grapefruit citrus (it tastes just like Fresca!) and thought it would be perfect for a brunch cocktail. It's especially fitting because I usually start my morning with a grapefruit half with a maraschino cherry in the middle when I stay at my parents' house over a weekend-they always have them on hand for breakfast.


That's how my boyfriend, a craft cocktail connoisseur, and I came up with the refreshing Christmas Sunrise cocktail. It is bitter, sweet, festive and bubbly all in one simple drink.  I like drink recipes measured in parts instead of specific volumes because I can just as easily make one drink or a few drinks all at once. 


Christmas Sunrise

  • 4 parts Zevia grapefruit citrus soda
  • 2 parts clear tequila
  • 2 parts grapefruit juice
  • 1 part lime juice
  • splash of grenadine (to taste) 

1. Fill a highball glass with ice.  
2. Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. 
3. Fill the rest of the glass with the Zevia soda. 
4. Add a splash of grenadine and enjoy! 

As always, you can make it a mocktail by omitting the tequila.   


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This post was shared at the Tasty Tuesday linkup!

Do you have a favorite family tradition during the holidays? What's your favorite holiday morning beverage?


  1. I've never heard of Zevia...I'm assuming it is sweetened with Stevia? That cocktail sounds yummy!

    1. Yep it's sweetened with stevia and some monk fruit!

  2. Thanks! This is really great and I never thought about using Zevia!

    1. It's so yummy and Zevia is great in all sorts of drinks!