Holiday Cocktails Say Cheers With A Merry Mojito!



Holiday Cocktails Say Cheers With A Merry Mojito! Say CHEERS this holiday with a festive cranberry twist on this traditional cocktail.  I love the tart, fresh cranberry that gets muddled into this marvelous Merry Mojito.  Hope you enjoy and a special thanks to celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers for sharing with us.

Merry Mojito


  • 10 whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 slices of lime
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 1 shot rum
  • Cranberry Juice Seltzer water


In a tall glass combine cranberries, lime wedge, sugar and mint leaves. Using a muddler crush together ingredients until all the juice has been extracted from the limes and cranberries. Fill glass with ice add rum. Top off with seltzer and cranberry juice and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint and 2 slices of lime


Entrepreneur and celebrity caterer Andrea Correale is the President and Founder of Elegant Affairs Caterers. Her premiere catering and event planning company serves the tri-state area including Manhattan, The Hamptons and Westchester. Her team works with luxury businesses producing custom-designed events ranging from intimate to extravagant. Andrea’s expertise further includes working as a food and entertaining contributor for prominent outlets such as Hamptons Magazine and was even named the entertaining expert for L’Oreal Paris Academy,, Sam’s Club, and a subsidiary of 1-800 Flowers. Most recently, Andrea was announced the Home Entertaining Expert for Lenox’s new campaign, ‘Lenox Where Entertaining Is @”.  During her career, Andrea has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars including Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, L.A. Reid, Donald Trump and more.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.


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