Peppermint Cranberry Spritzer

This post is sponsored by SodaStream.  All opinions are 100% my own.

You know how much I love a good cocktail!  I love seasonal cocktails as much as I love seasonal coffees!  Today I am sharing my Peppermint Cranberry Spritzer Recipe as well as telling you all about my SodaStream and also getting to host a SodaStream Giveaway for a lucky one of YOU!  Merry Christmas!

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Have you heard of SodaStream?  Basically, it’s awesome!  It is a countertop “small appliance” that takes regular tap water and turns it into a sparkling water!  Accompanied with the tons of flavored syrups, you can have yourself a Cola, Orange, Lemonade and so much more…in sparkling fashion!  My kids love the Country Time Lemonade with added fizz!  While Fred loves the caffeine free cola and the diet cherry cola for his Rum & Diets after the kids are in bed!  I…well I just about love them all!

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Here is mine.  She is a Source.  Her name is Sally and I love her! I shared this on Instagram when she joined our family :)  If you don’t know already I name small appliances and tools I love!  They are members of the family!

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Things I love about Soda Stream:

  • 1 L bottle is the perfect size.  We can change our minds frequently and it doesn’t get wasted.
  • The bottles are amazing at keeping the fizz in.  So much better than regular soda bottles!  They seal really, really well!
  • I can adjust the carbonation level.  (We tend to like our beverages less carbonated and I can do that easily with the LED display on the front! However can make bubbly rich tonic when my dad comes over to go with his gin!)
  • Flavor options are endless!  My kids love the Kool-Aid flavors and the Crystal Light’s.  These below are just  FEW of the many flavors!  Peppermint Cranberry Drink2
  • I can find replacement CO2 Canisters and flavors pretty much anywhere!  Wal-Mart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and even my grocery store!
  • The unit is self contained.  No plugs or electricity needed so it’s perfect for picnics, tailgates, take outside by the pool or to move around my kitchen with ease.
  • It is SO NICE to pick up a compact flavored syrup bottle versus having to haul around 2 liter bottles of soda!  In the cart, out of the cart on the conveyer, bagged back into the cart, into your car, out of your car in your house, out of the bag into your pantry!  Sheesh!  And the small bottles store so much easier than large 2 liters do!

In honor of the approaching holiday I thought I’d share this easy Peppermint Cranberry Spritzer Cocktail Recipe!  It’s pepperminty, it’s refreshing and it’s fun!

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  1. Fill glass with ice. If garnishing with cranberries add these before the ice.
  2. In a shaker, combine ice, vodka, and schnapps. Shake well until chilled.
  3. Pour over ice in glass.
  4. Top off with sparkling water or for a sweeter drink, top with white soda. I used SodaStream's Diet Lemon LIme.
  5. Garnish with peppermint (optional)
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I like to garnish with things that give an idea of what the drink is about!  So I used some floating cranberries!  (Put them in your glass first then the ice, then your drink)  You can also drop in a peppermint too!  (it might turn your drink pink but drink it fast enough and it won’t be a problem {wink})

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Now how would you like to win your very own Soda Stream???

Soda Stream Giveaway at


Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit  ($99.95). It includes:

– Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)

– 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years

– Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda

– Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors

– 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Please use the widget below to enter the giveaway!  No email entries will be accepted.  Entrants must reside in the continental US.  By entering you are agreeing to my official giveaway rules.

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Thank you to SodaStream for sponsoring this post and this awesome Giveaway!

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44 Responses to Peppermint Cranberry Spritzer

  1. I love that you don’t have to plug it in! I could use it in the kitchen, move it down to the bar in the basement, take it with me to parties, etc. Also all the flavors!

  2. i don’t drink much soda (or carbonated drinks in general) because the carbonation burns my mouth! with this i’d be able to adjust it to my tastes… awesome!

  3. I have ALWAYS wanted one of these! lol…I love the fact that it is way easier than lugging the 2 liters home & I just love the variety of syrups! THanks for the chance to win!

    Happy Holidays! Your spritzer looks awesome!

    Joey J.

  4. My husband and I have talked about getting one for quite some time. We both drink a lot of soda. Does the soda really taste like popular brands such as Coke or Pepsi? It would be so much more convenient if so.

  5. What a fun giveaway! I have considered getting a soda stream for our home because of the amount of soda we go thru each week. I really wasn’t sure if the flavors would taste the same as our favorite sodas. It would be great fun to win one! Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. I also like the fact that it does not have to be plugged in. I mostly like the variety of flavors that one can have on hand at any one time. I have been wanting one for a long time. Hugs………….

  7. I love that they have such a flavor variety. I can keep the bottles on hand and have something for everyone. I have tried to win one of these for about 6 yrs now. :)

  8. What I like the most about SodaStream is that you can make your own soda and control the amount of sweetener that goes in it.

  9. I have never tried this awesome little gadget before but I LOVE bubbles in all my drinks! I also love that it doesn’t need to be plugged in!

  10. I have been interested in the SodaStream for a while now, but just haven’t found anyone I know that has one. Fizzy fruit juices sound good to me.

  11. I really like how customizable it is! With all the different flavors and the carbonation settings, you really can create your perfect soda.

  12. The sodastream is great because it will allow me to create wonderful carbonated beverages for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought ones! And….making my own soda is a healthier option for my family and me. Thank you!

  13. I think this is just great! I regularly buy sodas and crystal light, etc. And with this, its your one-stop beverage station! I can just imagine the savings! It would much a much loved & frequently used addition to my kitchen!

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