Gin and Tonic for Christmas
While I do like a celebratory fancy drink here and there, I tend to stick to the basics. Gin and Tonic is something that I never used to like but it has grown on me. I now happily sip on one as a pre-dinner drink if we’re out for a nice meal. And since I’ve come to like them so much, I hate to mess with them.
This easy little drink recipe barely alters the flavor of your classic G&T but it does add a ton of holiday flare. Instead of squeezing in some lemon or lime, you squeeze a few cranberries. These add a similar sourness to the drink and a pretty color. The sprig of rosemary sticking out of the glass is not just a garnish. The piney scent of the rosemary enhances the herby flavor of gin without drastically altering it.
The result is a nice classic Gin and Tonic with a holiday twist.
Oh, and when it gets to be warm weather, you should definitely make this gin and tonic with fresh watermelon. SO good!
Enjoy your Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic with a Holiday Twist
Easy, pretty and tasty. What more could you ask from a holiday drink?
- 1 ounce gin
- 3 ounces of chilled tonic
- a nice handful of frozen whole cranberries (about 25 of them)
- a sprig of rosemary
- Put 4 of the cranberries into a small bowl and top with cool water. Set aside. Leave the rest of the cranberries in the freezer until you're ready for them.
- Pour the gin and the tonic into a tall glass.
- Squeeze the four cranberries over the glass such that a bit of their bright red juice plops into the gin and tonic. (At this point I honestly think it looks more like a Halloween drink than a Christmas drink but stick with me. It will look very pretty very soon!).
- Add the remaining frozen whole cranberries.
- Stick the rosemary sprig into the glass and use it to stir everything around.
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