Nothing says ’tis the season like a refreshing Christmas beverage to cheers with good friends and family. As you get ready to spend your evenings wrapping gifts, trimming the tree, and entertaining your loved ones at home, here is a Christmas cocktail recipe to sip on during all your holiday festivities!
This recipe is modelled after the famous French 75 with a holiday twist. It’s refreshing, light, and very festive! Cheers!
Things you’ll need:
Kitchen Items & Glassware:
- Cocktail Shaker
- Champagne or Coupe Glasses
For the Cocktail
- 1.5 Ounces London Dry Gin
- 3/4 Ounces Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 0.5-1 Ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup depending on your taste (instructions below)
- 2-3 ounces of Champagne, prosecco or sparkling wine
- Rosemary (4 sprigs for simple syrup and extra for garnish if desired)
- Pomegranate for garnish
For the Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup
Boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until it is fully dissolved. You can make more to store in the refrigerator, just keep the recipe equal parts water to sugar.
Add rosemary to saucepan and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let it sit until room temperature. Sieve liquid into a glass or jar to remove the solid pieces of rosemary. Chill syrup in the fridge.
For the cocktail:
Add ice, gin, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds.
Pour the contents into a champagne flute or coupe and top with champagne/sparkling wine.
Top with a small handful of pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.
Voila! Cheers to an incredible season full of love, kindness, laughter and delicious cocktails. I hope you take time to unplug and savour the moments this season brings. Wishing you the happiest of holidays. xx
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Creative Styling by Cheyanne Ackerson of Communiti Collective
Hand lettering by Emily Cuthbert
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Florals and Foliage by Minter Gardening
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