12/21/12

Entertaining: My Favorite Christmas Cocktail


My sister introduced me to "The Poinsettia" last year and it's quickly become my favorite festive cocktail! I've already made them twice this season, and I think I may whip up a pitcher for Christmas Eve!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thank you all for reading my blog this year, your support means the world to me and allows me to do what I love each day. 

The Poinsettia
1/4 cup champagne
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup cranberry juice
sugared cranberries to garnish (recipe below)
*This recipe can easily be made for a crowd, just follow the same proportions. I use a dry champagne, but you can use any sparkling wine you prefer. I also use a sweetened sparkling cranberry juice instead of 100% cranberry for an added sweetness.

Sugared Cranberries
Soak fresh cranberries in simple syrup (1:1 sugar and water mixture) for 10-30 minutes. Lay out cranberries to dry and become tacky for at least 30 minutes (or longer). Put two spoonfuls of sugar on a piece of wax or parchment paper and roll cranberries in sugar to coat. Let dry completely and then freeze if desired and garnish your drinks!

See more of my cocktail recipes here.

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