Any of you who regularly follow Pink Recipe Box will know that I never need an excuse to publish cocktail recipes, but the insatiable urge that makes me want to pile spirits, juice and fizzy stuff into a glass and top it off with something sparkly goes into hyper-drive at this time of year. With so many Christmas cocktail recipes and New Year's Eve cocktail recipes buzzing about in my mind, I feel like I'm going to explode!
I know I've told you loads of times that cosmos are one of my ultimate favourite cocktails, which is why I love this recipe so much. Like I always do, I water it way waaaay down by adding much more cranberry juice than a typical cosmo because I just don't have the head for drinking almost neat alcohol. Heck, I don't have the head for drinking this ratio of alcohol, but it's kind of almost nearly Christmas, so who cares, right?
Most of the Christmas drink recipes you'll find online usually involve cracking open a bottle of wine or champagne - something which isn't always an option when you're only in the mood for one drink. This cosmopolitan recipe, on the other hand, is perfect when you just fancy one drink. Or two if you're chatting with a friend about Christmas gifts, Christmas crafts and why on earth you began planning for Christmas before Halloween.
If you want to make these Christmas cosmopolitans a bit more festive (a plain ol' glass of red drink doesn't exactly scream Christmas now, does it?) you can add a few frozen cranberries in the glass and use them simultaneously as festive cocktail decorations and ice cubes which will never weaken your drink! Instead of popping mine in the glass, I scattered them around the wooden chopping board in that strange decorating way bloggers do for aesthetic reasons, but if you're after flavour, I definitely suggest you put them in the glass.
Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- ½ oz triple sec
- 3 oz cranberry juice
- ½ oz lime juice
- optional: frozen cranberries for extra lah-dee-dah-ness
- Place all the ingredients into a glass, stir and serve!
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