Mele Kaliki-Vodka

Mele Kaliki-Vodka // a large batch island inspired holiday cocktail!

Hello, hello!

I hope all of you are having a great, not-too-crazy week! So if you took a peek at yesterday’s recap of Christmas With Cousin Eddie, 5.0, you saw where I promised to share our bulk cocktail recipe for this year! I think this was my favorite CWCE cocktail yet!

We took cues from Bing Crosby and his Christmas song-turned-hit-thanks-to-the-Griwsolds Mele Kalikimaka and created Mele Kaliki-Vodka! I bet you can guess what spirit we used in this mix! 😉

Mele Kaliki-Vodka // a large batch island inspired holiday cocktail!

The recipe is very easy and was super tasty! Here’s what ya need:

32 oz. Cranberry juice

1 can Frozen Lemonade

1 can Frozen Pineapple Juice

64 oz. Cran-Pineapple Juice

2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda

4 cans Light Beer

4 cups Vodka

To keep this cocktail cold without watering it down, I went ahead and mixed the sprite, the cranberry juice, and the cran-pineapple juice together the morning of the party and froze some of it in smaller cups to use as the chilling agent instead of ice. It’d probably still taste good if you don’t have time to do that and have to let it water down a bit with ice, but just an idea! 🙂

A few minutes before party time, I mixed the frozen lemonade and frozen pineapple juice with the vodka in the pitcher, then added everything else (as to not cause all the carbonation to dissipate during the stirring!)

This makes a LOT. Probably 30-40 servings if I had to guess! So it’s great for parties.

Mele Kaliki-Vodka // a large batch island inspired holiday cocktail!

Mele Kaliki-Vodka // a large batch island inspired holiday cocktail!

Enjoy! 🙂

And thanks a billion for dropping in today! I know it’s a super crazy time of year so thank you for making time to read The Hive 🙂 Y’all are the bomb!



  1. Leigh December 15, 2016 / 12:46 pm


    LOVED the pix and post about Christmas with Cousin Eddie! Thanks for posting the recipe and can’t wait to try it at our little Nashville family gathering next week.

    Looking forward to seeing you and yours after Christmas!
    ❤ Leigh

    • thelovelybee December 16, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Yay I am so glad you liked the recap! I hope y’all love the cocktail! 🙂 Can’t wait to see y’all soon!

  2. Michelle Friedman December 20, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Just wanted to say thank you for all of the great inspiration! I am throwing a Christmas Vacation party this weekend and am using many of your fun ideas! I’ll try to link up with you on Pinterest when I post pics! 🙂

    • Laurel at THE HIVE December 21, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Aw you are so welcome! Thank you for liking our ideas! Hope your party is a blast! Would LOVE to see pictures!

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