cocktail party drink
Weare having a Xmas cocktail party, and in addition to the usual booze and wine, I'd like to feature one kind of fancy cocktail...any suggestions? I hate mulled wine...
Maybe not fancy enough, but what about a poinsettia? It's just champagne and cranberry juice. Around the holidays I add a few frozen cranberries. Both the cranberries and the reddish color make it very Christmasy (and it's very easy . . . a plus when hosting).
Would love to try it out; looks very similar to a local resto's French 77 with St. Germain, gin, lemon juice (& probably sugar/simple syrup) & sparkling wine. I always get this when I go there.
Is Yuzu juice easily available? I'll have DH play bartender when his off during the Holidays : )
Can you give us some sort of clue as to what type of cocktails you and your friends like? Favorite base spirit? Are you think punch or a cocktail proper? Group size? Who's doing the bartending? What does "usual booze" mean to you? I think we can help better if we know more.
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I like pointsettias as gaffk suggested. If you like St. Germain, you could add a splash of it w/ the champagne and cranberry juice for an interesting twist.
But if you wanted to make more of an effort i love this recipe for the pear cosmo at Bar Boulud in NYC. Here it is:
1.5 oz Grey Goose Pear Vodka
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower liquer
.25 oz fresh lime juice
1.0 oz white cranberry juice
Shake & strain into chilled martini glass & garnish w/ some frozen cranberries would be festive.