Festive Holiday Cocktail Recipes!
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By Marilyn Johnson
December 2, 2011
Entertaining for the holidays is a perfect time for signature cocktails. Here are a couple of recipes for variations on pomegranate martinis that are red in color. Red, being the key to complement a special decorative rim of flaked coconut that gives the cocktail glass the look of Santa’s hat or a snowy touch. It’s a festive look to serve up some holiday spirit with your … spirits.
Things needed to make the decorative snowy coconut rim:
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 Teaspoon water
1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut (makes 4 or more decorative glass rims)
Combine the powdered sugar and water.
Place the mixture on a plate and roll the outside of the rim of the glass in the sugar mixture or brush it on fairly thick and about a half-inch wide on the outside rim of the cocktail glass. The coconut needs something to adhere to. If the rim is coated too thin both in mixture and width the coconut will not stick well.
Take the sugar rimmed glass and press a handful of coconut to the rim. The flaked coconut gives a snowy texture but a finer textured coconut can also be used.
The coconut rim can be made days ahead. Once the coconut and icing dries it is set.
We were experimenting at Thanksgiving making our own version of a pomegranate Cosmopolitan. We came up with this yummy concoction.
7 parts Citron Vodka, of choice
3 parts Limoncello (a sweet lemon liqueur)
1 part Pama Pomegranate liqueur
1 part POM Pomegranate juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake to chill. Pour into two martini glasses. Can be additionally sweetened with simple syrup to taste.
Simple Syrup Recipe
2 parts granulated sugar
1 part water
Combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Cool and store in the refrigerator indefinitely.
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