New Year resolutions? Year end goals? Let’s make cocktails instead.
- The Poinsettia. This is the perfect drink for around the holidays – so festive! This drink is comprised of 1/4 glass cranberry juice and 3/4 Prosecco. I like to use light cranberry juice…because 1/2 the calories (say it with me) = twice the drinks. I recently purchased frozen pomegranate seeds to sprinkle in for extra festiveness too. It was a big hit at the family Christmas party this year. Also, word on the street is pomegranates are a super food. I’m no dietitian, but I just did the math and that basically means a poinsettia is therefore a super drink. You are welcome, my faithful reader.
- The Winter Sangria. Add as much or as little fruit as you want. I used the frozen pomegranate seeds again because sometimes I like to pretend I’m thrifty. This drink is comprised of 1/4 glass sparkling white grape juice and 3/4 glass of Prosecco. Add diced fruit for extra flavor. Apples would be good in this one.
- The Cranberry Mule. You will need: 3 oz. light cranberry juice, 2 oz. vodka, 1/8 cup lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish, 4 oz. diet ginger beer, and cranberries for garnish. Mix this all together and pour over ice in a copper mug, but make sure your mugs are lined with stainless steel, due to the recent hysteria over the actual copper mugs. You might prefer to have a bigger ratio of lime juice or ginger beer…I’m not gonna tell you how to make your mule.
Happy sampling, my thirsty friends!
See ya on the next post.
-The Chic(ish) Chick