Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cocktail Wednesday

Wow the weeks are disappearing very quickly, yikes, only two weeks until Christmas.  That's a good reason to taste test a cocktail or two. I need to decide which drinks are going to make the cut and will be served on Christmas Day. That brings me to today's cocktail.

I'm not sure whether this one has a name, Shay picked it so we'll just have to ask her. I think it's called a cranberry cocktail, if not, I'm sure Shay can come up with a suitable and probably highly inappropriate name!!!! 

Anyhoo, the ingredient's for this one are in the pic below. As usual I forgot to include one of the ingredients. You'd think I was taste testing the cocktails before I took the photo, as this is the second week in a row I've stuffed it up.
A lime should be in this shot, oh and ice.
The recipe for this one: a handful of ice, a shot of vodka, I had cranberry vodka on hand, so I used that instead of regular vodka.  Topped up with cranberry juice and dry ginger ale and served with a lime wedge and a mint sprig. Oh and if I lived somewhere I could get my hands on fresh cranberries, I'd have chucked a couple into the glass too for some festive cheer.
This is it.
Not bad at all. 100000000000% better than last weeks cocktail (sorry Thea). I'd give it a 4.25. I couldn't decide between a 4 or a 4.5 so I split the difference. 


  1. Surely this is a shoe-in for Christmas, with the red and green. And if you found cranberries, the berries and mint would look like mistletoe in a glass. A few of those and you'd be ready for a kiss ;-)

  2. This sounds delicious, the colors are very festive. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. That's what I usually drink when I'm out, minus the ginger ale, I don't like to dilute my alcohol too much ;o)

  4. Finally something we didnt want to feed to the sink!

  5. It looks lovely and refreshing. Hmm is it bad that you photo makes me want to try one and it's not even 7am. It's the cranberries and mint...

  6. No offense taken. This cocktail was the first one that I might actually make again -- though Tiffany's Lemonade wasn't bad.

  7. Looks festive and yummy. After Christmas I can come and help you clean up any leftovers, if there is any

  8. Looks very festive! Glad Shay picked a good one.


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