Lemony-cranberry holiday cocktail
What is that saying? If life gives you lemons…oh right! Make some kind of lemony cocktail!
Well…here it is a recipe I want to share with you that combines seasonal flavors like pomegranate and cranberries with a citrus hint of lemon and fresh mint. Just delish!
I’m posting this recipe for a holiday cocktail request of a very good friend of my husband and our family. Mr. Tommy Edwards this recipe is for you
2 cups of chilled pomegranate juice
1 cup of chilled cranberry juice
1 cup of vodka
1 cup of Cointreau (or any other orange liquor)
1 cup of chilled club soda
1/2 cup of fresh squeeze lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1/2 cup of simple syrup
Let me start explaining what is simple syrup just in case…it is equal parts of water and sugar bring to a boil until sugar granules disappear. After you make this you can store it when it cools off for about a week. This is what makes drinks sweet and good! These days they sell bottles of simple syrup at the stores but it’s so easy to make that you are better off making it yourself.
Mix all ingredients in a big pitcher or bowl and serve on glasses over ice. You can add some mint to the mixture or just add to each glass before serving. Forgot to mentioned that you can also dye coarse sugar with green color in a ziplock bag and wet the rim of each glass on simple syrup and pass it through the sugar for a cool way to serve. Merry Christmas everybody!