I’m so excited to start this 12 Drinks of Christmas series! I’m sharing a new drink recipe every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from Thanksgiving ’til Christmas. Thursday drinks are family-friendly favorites; the rest of the week is cocktails, mulled wines, sangrias, and all sorts of boozy party goodies to celebrate the season. Cheers!
Just the color of the drink makes a stunning statement on the table, and simple garnishes can take it over the top.
I like to use a mix of whole cranberries and halved cranberries for their pretty clover shapes. Whole rosemary sprigs are the perfect stirrers if the stems are straight-ish enough.
This drink mellows out nicely over time, so don’t be afraid to make it a few hours before the party. If it’s a bit strong for anyone, just pour the drink over seltzer water to tone it down & add some bubbles.
Next up: the richest, creamiest hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows! It might be just the thing to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Gorgeous garnet cocktail starring an easy cranberry-rosemary simple syrup with bright, fresh, herby notes alongside white rum & lime juice.
- 2 oz. white rum
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. cranberry rosemary simple syrup recipe below
- 2 T. fresh cranberries for garnish
- rosemary sprig for garnish
- 2 cups white rum
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 cup cranberry rosemary simple syrup recipe below
- 1 cup fresh cranberries for garnish
- rosemary sprigs for garnish
- 2 cups cranberries
- 2-3 sprigs rosemary
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
Shake rum, lime juice, and cranberry rosemary simple syrup with ice.
Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
Stir rum, lime juice, and cranberry rosemary simple syrup together in a large punch bowl.
Add 1-2 cups ice to chill. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a few sprigs of rosemary.
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Cook until cranberries are soft but haven't burst open, about 10 minutes.
Let cool, then strain through a fine sieve.