During the holidays I am in search for cocktails and mocktails that I can take to parties and enjoy at home.
Here are a few recipes to try out this year.
Yields 1 serving
.75 oz cinnamon syrup
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz cranberry juice
Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Combine the cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
Pour into a collins glass over ice.
Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
Yields 8 servings
64 oz. apple cider
6 chai tea bags
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, split
1/4 c. lemon juice
Apple sticks, for serving
Cinnamon sticks for serving
Combine apple cider, chai tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla bean in slow cooker.
Cook on low 3 to 4 hours.
Discard tea bags; stir in lemon juice.
Serve warm with apple slices and cinnamon stick.
Yields 4 servings
1 lime, halved
2 tbsp. sugar
1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
1 bottle champagne
12 fresh cranberries
4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
- Line champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
- Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.
Yields 2 servings
fresh lime juice1
(12-oz.) can ginger beer1/4 c.
crushed candy canes, plus two whole, for garnish
Mint sprigs, for garnish
- Fill two copper mugs with ice. Pour 1 ounce vodka and 1/2 ounce lime juice over ice in each mug. Pour ginger beer into each cup until mostly full.
- Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, crushed candy cane, and garnish with a whole candy cane and a mint sprig.
What are some of your favorite mocktails and cocktails?
What do you think?