December is nearly upon us and I’m an unashamed lover of Christmas! I’m like a big kid who starts to get excited as soon as I open the first door on my advent calendar (yes, I have one and yes, I know they are meant for children!). Inevitably Christmas never manages to live up to all this excitement but I’m not going to let that stop me!
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be experimenting with some Christmas cocktails – all in the name of research you understand, so I can decide what to serve to my guests on the big day. So here’s the first one.
Feel free to join in the experiment and let me know which are your favorites.
1 cup frozen raspberries (2nd time round I halved this amount)
Juice of 1 lime (2nd time round I halved this too)
15ml sugar syrup (2nd time – halved)
2tbsp pomegranate juice (2nd time – extra tbsp)
(2nd time – 15ml Cointreau)
(The result of all these little changes was a smoother and less bitter drink, I preferred it.)
Put all the ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake. Strain into a lovely glass and garnish with a raspberry or two.
Marks out of 10?
This is probably a little too heavy on the raspberries for me, making it abit too much raspberry puree and not enough raspberry cocktail. I may try another with less raspberries, a little more pomegranate juice and maybe a splash of Cointreau. The verdict…. half the amount of raspberries and lime, add and extra tbsp of pomegranate juice and 15ml Cointreau. This make is a far smoother and less bitter cocktail.