Holiday beverages number 9 is a last-minute change. I originally had scheduled a cranberry-vodka-spiced-punch until I received a call from my eldest daughter this morning. Dr. Daughter lives in Florida. She was on a search for sprigs of Rosemary. She’d already made a couple of stops and was on her way to Publix. She needed Rosemary to make Christmas tree cocktails for the holidays. I asked, “Make what?” Christmas tree cocktails. What the heck is a Christmas tree cocktail?
Holiday Beverages Number 9
Christmas Tree Cocktail
I love Rosemary. I have some less than a yard from my desk. It was brought in from my summer herb garden. So, I was intrigued. It’s simple. You take a sprig of Rosemary, place it upside down in a stemless glass, add a bit of water, and put it in the freezer. After a couple of hours, you have what looks like a miniature Christmas tree with a frozen base in the glass.
It Can Be a Mocktail, too!
My daughter adds Fresca Mixed Vodka Spritz to hers. Her daughter, my granddaughter, who doesn’t drink, adds sparkling water. It’s a cocktail or a mocktail!
I researched and found recipes with several liquors, whatever floats your boat. Other recipes included cranberries, oranges, lemons, juices, and spices.
If you’ve read any of the previous 8 recipes, you know, I’m not a strict measure type of cocktail mixer or cook, but more of a follow your taste buds type of experimenter. So, this idea fits me perfectly.
The Rosemary by my desk has dried out, so please excuse me; I’m heading out to Kroger’s. I hope they have a few sprigs.
If you want to know more, here’s one of the recipes I found. CHRISTMAS TREE DRINK (COCKTAIL OR MOCKTAIL). Cheers!