An Unconventional Cocktail to try this Christmas: The Jolly

Have you heard of or tried Hounds Vodka?  Well, let me tell you.  This is one smooth and delicious vodka and as a Ukrainian/Canadian, I take my vodki seriously 😉
Hounds vodka is special and unique in its own way.  It’s mineral infused vodka and I like to take it a step further and enhance my cocktails with even more minerals and enjoy Hounds with the German water brand, Gerolsteiner as it is high in Calcium and Magnesium.  Healthy, right?
Hounds Vodka is infused with Fulvic trace minerals giving it, it’s signature, sleek black colour.  It’s carbon filtered making it one of the smoothest vodka’s on the market and make it in a cocktail, it’s undeniably amazing.

With the holidays is full motion and parties and gatherings I have a special Yuletide beverage to share with you.  It’s called The Jolly and I think this is something you’re going to enjoy as it’s delicious and I had fun making and drinking this recipe for research purposes.  Get more cocktail recipes {here}.


The Jolly

With the holiday season just around the corner, treat your guests to The Jolly – a beautiful red and black cocktail made with Hounds black Vodka and cranberry.

  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice
  • a Splash of 7-Up
  • 1 oz Hounds Vodka
  • Garnish with Lime
  1. Mix Cranberry and 7-Up in a high ball glass. Slice and add Lime.  Gently pour Hounds Vodka on top.

” Backed by 30 years of expertise in the spirits industry, Hounds is the key ingredient for the innovative mixologist or at-home bartender who seeks a creative edge. A made-in-Canada story, Hounds is an industry game changer. Confident. Smooth. Mysterious. Hounds Vodka is the new black.” 


Disclosure: This post was in collaboration with Hounds Vodka.  In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. all opinions on this blog are always my own.



  1. NormaJane | 11th Dec 18

    Hey, I married a Ukrainian/Canadian 🙂 Are you sure it is Vodka and not home brew your drinking? I have never seen Hound’s Vodka but will be on the look out. As a gift for his family to try 🙂 Just Cranberrie & 7up is what I drink. So refreshing.

    • Mama Ash | 15th Dec 18

      I don’t do home brew, hahahaha! Send me some 😉

  2. Krista M | 7th Feb 19

    I have never seen Hounds vodka before but I do think it’s rather interesting it is black in color, that is so cool! No wonder you can make some very unique drinks with it!

  3. Victoria Ess | 10th Feb 19

    This drink sounds like something I would love!

  4. Nate | 25th May 19

    Never heard of this drink, sounds interesting

  5. kathy downey | 26th May 19

    Yum,love to try this drink !

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