What's on your drink menu for this holiday season? This white winter cosmo needs to be added to it!! Its so refreshing and fun! I just love the light pink hue too!
Do you try to make a signature cocktail for every season/holiday? Is it just us!? Lol! So we like to pick out a seasonal flavor and a signature drink base and then play around until we get a drink for the season. Then we enjoy that drink throughout the season. Sometimes tweaking it or creating garnishes for it as we go along.
Remember our Thanksgiving holiday drink this year was the Hard Cider Moscow Mules? So those were really delicious and perfect for the fall season. But now its winter and we're thinking the apple cider flavor is behind us, so we're moving on to the next drink.
For our winter season drink this year, we went with a simple twist on a cosmopolitan cocktail. Traditionally a cosmo is vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. The cranberry juice will give it a bright red/pink hue, which is already festive enough. But we decided to change it by mellowing out that bright hue. Cranberry red is definitely merry and bright but we wanted a more muted color.
Have you seen the number of cranberry juice variations that Ocean Spray is making now!?? And have you tried their pink cranberry juice? Its pretty delicious! It is almost like a light version of regular cranberry juice, not as tart, not as sweet. Really good on its own but even better in this white winter cosmo! Its also a wonderful shade of pale pink, just the muted winter hue we were looking for too!
This white winter cosmo is just so easy to make, no fancy syrups or special alcohols needed. The main change up is switching out the regular cranberry juice with the pink cranberry juice.
Here's what you need:
- Triple Sec
- Lime Juice
- Pink Cranberry Juice
Mix everything together in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass! Cheers to the holiday season!
White Winter Cosmo
- 2 ounces pink cranberry juice
- 1½ ounces vodka
- ½ ounce triple sec
- ½ ounce lime juice
- fresh cranberries optional for garnish
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients minus the garnish, shake vigorously.
- Pour into chilled martini glasses, garnish with fresh cranberries.