Today we’re highlighting a drink named after one of the James Bond girls, the Christmas Jones. This Christmas cocktail is visually stunning, featuring vivid tones of red and green. In our own sample group, it was universally lauded as a drink that everyone could enjoy, anytime of the year. Fresh strawberries, pineapple juice, and mint give this cocktail an aura of anticipation.
- 2 oz vodka
- 5–6 fresh strawberries
- 5 oz pineapple juice
- 2 tsp superfine sugar
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda
- Mint sprigs
This recipe makes two servings. In a blender, whizz the vodka, strawberries, and pineapple juice until berries are puréed. You may also blend ice with these ingredients to make a slush. If you forgo the ice in the blending stage, pour the mixture into two Collins glasses with ice. Top off with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a couple of mint sprigs. Serve and enjoy!
The Christmas Jones is a blended, fruity drink that fits the holiday season perfectly. The bright red and green, from the fresh strawberries and mint sprigs, supply the Christmas colors. The pineapple, strawberries, vodka, 7-up, and mint leaves team up to create a truly unique cocktail experience.
More Christmas Jones Trivia
Apparently, Christmas Jones is also the name of a character in the 1999 James Bond movie, The World is Not Enough. Actress Denise Richards played the role of Dr. Jones, an American nuclear scientist. Leave it to the Bond films to come up with wacky character names.