Holiday Cheers with the Perfect Cocktail

Savor the flavor of the holidays with these Naughty and Nice  libations.  Perfect for a holiday party or relaxing by the fireplace

 NICE: A little sweet and little tart, Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, that will keep you healthy during the holiday season.

Healthy Pomegranate Martini 

Serves 1

2 oz.  Vodka

2 oz. Water

3 oz. 100% Natural Unsweetened Pomegranate Juice

2-3 Muddled Fresh Raspberries

Pomegranate Seeds, for garnish

Fill martini shaker with ice, pour ingredients over ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds.

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NAUGHTY: A classic warm cocktail that is rich and smooth, perfect for any cold winter days

Hot Buttered Rum

Serves 4

2/3 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon  Fresh Ground Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
Pinch salt
3/4 cup Spiced Rum
2 cups boiling water
4 Sticks Cinnamon, for garnish
Lemon Twist, for garnish

Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks , lemon twist and serve.

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