This Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail tastes like Christmas! Bubbly hard cider, fresh pomegranate seeds and springs of rosemary come together to make a festive holiday drink. Let’s toast to the season!
It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Get jolly with this Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail while decorating the tree, wrapping presents or having friends over for the annual Christmas party.
Thanksgiving is officially over, so now I’m ready for some holiday cheer! It’s time to rock out to Wham’s “Last Christmas”, bake some cookies and settle into a cozy chair for lots of online shopping. The season can be busy and stressful, but it’s important to not take it so seriously you forget to have fun. Santa does it all with a smile, right?
We should all endeavor to be bubbly this time of year in honor of Jolly St. Nick, so I created this cocktail to spread some Christmas cheer.
The Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail is light, fruity, red, effervescent, and smells of pine trees! The flavors and smells are enticing, but this charming cocktail also looks the part. Red pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary adorn a champagne glass of hard cider. Doesn’t that look merry?
Remember those thrift store saucers I found recently? I thought they would be perfect for a holiday themed cocktail. You could use any champagne glass, but I love how a coupe has such vintage flair. It makes me think of speakeasies, jazz and general frivolity… Lets balance a glass of Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail in one hand while we kick up our heels in a swing dance!
Can you tell I’m jazzed about the idea of snazzy Christmas? “Is Zat you Santa Claus?”
Sometimes even Santa Claus needs a pick me up for family gatherings. This cocktail is herbal, delicious and not so strong that you'll have to remind Uncle Ed what happened last night.
- 2 TB pomegranate seeds
- 1 small sprig of rosemary
- 1 tsp organic sugar
- 3 oz hard sparking cider
- More pomegranates and rosemary for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pomegranate seeds, spring of rosemary, sugar and 1 oz of hard cider.
Strain into a glass and top with remaining 2 ounces of hard cider.
Garnish with rosemary and pomegranate seeds.
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