Monday, November 26, 2012

Cranberry Clementine Cocktail

It’s time to get excited about winter!  Well, let’s just say that we’re pretty excited about this glowy pink cocktail that’s made with freshly squeezed clementines, cranberry juice, and vodka.  We garnished our drink with a fragrant green juniper sprig for its piney aroma and festive look. 
This cocktail is so simple to pull together.  The ingredients are easy to access (you could even sub in plain jane OJ for the fresh squeezed clementine juice if you were so inclined).  The sparkling water adds festivity and fizz, but isn’t strictly required in my book.  And – lucky us – we simply walked into our front yards to snip the juniper sprig garnish!
We highly recommend a juniper spring as a lovely winter garnish.  It’s piney scent and pretty blue gray berries are irresistible.  It’d be perfectly appropriate in a gin-based drink as well because after all, juniper berries are used to flavor gin!

Cranberry Clementine Cocktail

  • 2 oz clementine juice, freshly squeezed.
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • sparkling water to taste. I preferred just a dash, Dulcie liked the festivity of additional bubbles!
Combine clementine juice, cranberry juice, and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake till well chilled. Pour into serving glass, top with your desired amount of sparkling water. Garnish with a juniper sprig and serve.


6 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! And your pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I loved the juniper sprig ;)

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  2. This is gorgeous! Like a bit of sunshine all winterized (in a good way) with the juniper sprig. How creative. I'd say I'd love a sip right now, but it's not even 5 in the morning, and it feels a little wrong to say it. But it's actually kind of true!

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  3. I love your photos so much. What a gorgeous cocktail too--it looks so light and refreshing, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to the massive amount of cookies and fudge and cakes I just know I'm going to be eating this Christmas. :)

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    1. Thanks Kiersten! I'm also looking forward to adding caramels & toffee to your list of Christmas treats... :) ha!

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  4. Yum!! This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it for the next holiday party.

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