Yuletide Cocktail

By: Annie Rosario

 

Ring in the New Year with a cocktail full of good luck and high spirits. This beverage is packed with fruits, spice and herbs to ring in the New Year right. A bit of pomegranate for abundance, some orange for luck, rosemary for blessings, and plenty of spirits!  Check out this tasty recipe below:

Ingredients:

Fresh Produce Needed:

1 Pomegranate

1 Orange

Rosemary

 

Infused Liquor Ingredients:

1/4 cup pomegranates, muddled

Rosemary, one sprig

Vodka, fill into chamber of Prepara Tastemaker Infuser

 

Mixture:

1/2 oz. Cointreau

1 ½ oz. Pomegranate Vodka

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

¼ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

2 oz. ginger beer

Pinch of cinnamon

 

Garnish:

Cinnamon Stick

Rosemary Sprigs

Orange slice

 

Directions:

 

  1. Cut one orange in half and juice each half with the Prepara Juiciest Juicer. Store the juice in the refrigerator until ready to use. Remove seeds from pomegranate and place in Prepara Berry Bowl. Be sure to rinse pomegranates seeds thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Open the Prepara Tastemaker Infuser and muddle ¼ cup of pomegranates and one sprig of rosemary, close the top. Using your vodka of choice, secure the infuser on the spout of the liquor bottle and slowly allow liquor to pour into chamber of the infuser. Once the chamber is filled with vodka, lock the Prepara Tastemaker Infuser in place and let sit on stand for at least 15 minutes.
  3. In a shaker, add a pinch of cinnamon, 1 ½ oz. of pomegranate vodka, ½ oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. cranberry juice, and ¼ oz. fresh squeeze OJ. Shake well.
  4. Taking a cocktail glass of choice, add some pomegranates and muddle. Place in one Prepara 4 Ice Balls, pour in your beverage from the shaker and add 2 ounces of ginger beer. Add an orange slice, cinnamon stick and rosemary sprigs for garnish. Enjoy! Happy New Year!


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