When I set out to create this Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe, I truly wasn’t trying to make it look like Santa Claus! My intention was pure and simple, to take one of my favorite warm weather drinks and turn it into something I could serve at a festive holiday party. However, once I decided to sugar coat the rim this cocktail drink turned into Christmas all on its own! Grab the recipe below:
Serving size: one cocktail
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 3 ounces sparkling water or club soda
- 1/2 teaspoon simple vanilla syrup*
- 2 lime wedges
- sugar to coat glass rim (optional)
*Simple Vanilla Syrup:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”
Simple Vanilla Syrup:
- Bring water and sugar to a boil on medium heat.
- Simmer until water/sugar begin to thicken (8-10 mins.)
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, let cool before bottling.
Cranberry Paloma Cocktail:
- Cut two lime wedges. Trace one along the edge of the glass.
- Place some sugar on a plate and dip glass into sugar.
- Add tequila, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and simple vanilla syrup together and stir.
- Squeeze the second lime wedge into your drink and use as a garnish.
Cranberry Paloma Cocktail Recipe
There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud
I’m a firm believer of trying new things, especially when it comes to cocktails. I think it’s great that some of my friends have a “house” wine or drink. Something that they in essence, always have on tap at their house and friends get to know. However with a new year starting, I also think it’s good to mix things up a bit! Expand your cocktail horizon. These 5 cocktail recipes only deviate slightly from the norm, adding a new twist to the same old drink recipes we all know.
These holiday recipes are just waiting to be tried and tasted! Not only that but they’ll look perfect with your Christmas table-scape. There’s a nice collection of recipes here that offer up delicious cocktails, tasty desserts and even a meatless shepherd’s pie.
This Brioche would make a great edible centerpiece
4 oz Tequila
2 oz Triple Sec
6 oz fresh blood orange juice
Juice of two limes
Pinch Sugar or Stevia, optional
Salt, for rimming edge of glass, optional
Lime wedges, for garnish
Rub rims of two glasses with lime wedge. Pour salt onto a plate and spread out evenly. Dip rims of glasses into salt until evenly coated.
Add all ingredients to a shaker, and shake well to mix well.
Fill glasses with ice. Pour margarita into the glasses.
Garnish with lime wedges, sip and enjoy!
via With Salt and Wit Blog
I love these Valentine’s Day recipes because they not only taste sweet but look sweet too. Nothing says, “I love you” like a tasty treat and some bubbly for the holiday! Just take a peek: