Holiday Cocktail  Corner  ~

I know we haven’t carved the turkey yet…

but it’s never too early

to start dreaming up a signature cocktail  for your holiday guests! 

I think I’ll call this one…

The Santa Baby. 

And it’s dressed to the nines.

It’s a candy apple red libation with

a festive frosty trim  and it tastes

as good as it looks.

And when it comes to cocktails,

you’ve gotta  have a great garnish to go with.

This cute, cherry  red maraschino number, 

on a rosemary stem…is  straight out of Moore’s,

‘T’was the night…’ 

Speaking of Cherries, I love  this particular brand with

stems still attached. No red dye and

 made with pure  cane sugar. 

(I’ll share the maker in a sec)

Let’s see, red suit, white trim, black boots, ‘nose like a cherry’.

Santa baby…

you’ve never looked so good :)

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Here’s the recipe ~

1.5 ounces Vanilla Vodka

(I make my own…Scrape the seeds from one vanilla bean into

some good vodka, add pod and all and let it hang out)

1.5 ounces Pomegranate juice reduction.

(Simmer a cup of juice until it reduces by half or so)

1 ounce rosemary simple syrup

( 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water – simmer until dissolved then

drop in a rosemary sprig…and let it infuse the syrup for a few minutes)

Add ice to a cocktail shaker

Serve in a chilled glass, dipped in fresh lemon juice and rimmed in sugar.


Merry Maraschino Cherries ~ Tillen Farms