Christmas Cocktails to Try

These are some fabulous cocktails I’ve found that I’m dying to try this upcoming holiday season.  Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces pom juice
  • 1 small bottle mango flavored soda water
  • 6-8 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 fresh pomegranate
  • .5 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add 1 cup of water to a small pan with 2-3 sprigs of rosemary, bring to a boil.
  • Add sugar to boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat, strain rosemary leaves and set to cool.
  • Clean and de-seed pomegranate. Set seeds aside.
  • Pour Prosecco evenly into 4 cocktail glasses.
  • Add .5 ounces rosemary simple syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 ounce pom juice and a splash of mango soda water to each glass and stir.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds to each glass.
  • Allow the pomegranate seeds time to float to the top of the glass and garnish with 1 sprig of rosemary.

NOTES

Best if made with chilled prosecco and peach schnapps, or with 1 – 2 ice cubes if needed.

Simple Sangria Recipe

Holiday Sangria

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 bottle sparkling cider
  • 2 clementines sliced
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped
  • 1 gala apple chopped
  • 1-2 cups fresh cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine wine and cider in a pitcher.
  • Add fruit to pitcher.
  • Stir well and chill until ready to serve.

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Eggnog Martini

INGREDIENTS

  • 2.5 ounces egg nog
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 3/4 ounce amaretto
  • nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine a handful of ice in a shaker and add all ingredients except nutmeg.
  • Shake and then strain into chilled martini glass.
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.
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