So, I guess it’s Christmas now? I know this because of two things:
(1) Michael Buble is singing “White Christmas” to me right now, and (2) I have approximately one gazillion emails left in my inbox singing the praises of yesterday’s Cyber Monday sales.
Well, ok then. Happy holidays!
This calls for a cocktail.
Have I ever told you how much I love hard cider? If I haven’t, now you know. I love it. It’s one of my favorite drinks. I particularly like the super dry kind that’s crisp from the apples but also tastes a lot like beer.
I’ve been making this pomegranate cidertini to help dwindle my annual cider supply, but this cocktail is perfect to make throughout the coming holiday season. The pomegranate juice gives it a deep, beautiful ruby color, and its flavor is pleasantly complex. It’s not too sweet, so it won’t compete with the other treats that tend to be around this time of year. And, the ratio of one part peach vodka to 2 parts pomegranate and hard cider is easy to multiply into a pitcher of ready-to-shake drinks when you’re having friends and family over. Instant festivity!
- 1.5 ounces peach vodka
- 3 ounces pomegranate juice
- 3 ounces dry hard cider
- Splash fresh lemon juice
- Lemon slices
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in the vodka, pomegranate juice, hard cider, and a splash of fresh lemon juice.
- Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.