During the holidays, the best way to welcome guests is to offer a good cocktail: colorful, aromatic and also quick to prepare, here are three suggestions to make a good impression
Appetizer, first course, second course and dessert. At the appeal of the dinner or the lunch of the parties sometimes we forget about the Christmas cocktail. A small pleasure that should not be underestimated nor snubbed because can make the difference. Alcoholic, colorful, eccentric, refined, sparkling, fruity, of any kind, in addition to creating the right scenography, there in his jug, once poured into the glass, he warms the atmosphere and opens the dances on the table with a simple cheer. .
Christmas cocktail: Poinsetta
There is no more appropriate Christmas cocktail than this one. The name refers to Christmas Star, the red flower that is used to decorate homes in this period. There simplicity it is the very essence of his goodness. In a flute pour 3/4 of cranberry juice and 1/4 of couintreau. Fill the rest of the glass with Champagne and mix. To make it a little stronger you can also add a teaspoon of vodka you hate gin.
Also in this dominate the bubbles. The drink is prepared by mixing in a 3/10 glass of vermouth White, 2/10 of lemon liqueur and 5/10 of brut sparkling wine. Pour the first two ingredients into a flute and just before serving to the guests, add the sparkling wine. This guarantees the maximum frizzantezza. To decorate, a curled lemon peel and a parsley leaf.
The spritzer is now synonymous with aperitif and party. To turn it into a Christmas cocktail and do not miss it at the reunion with relatives, here is the fruit version with the pomegranate. The result, symbol of rebirth and fertility, it is said to be aphrodisiac and to bring good luck. Outside the metaphors, the beans are delicious and rich in nutritional properties. One more reason to add them to the cocktail. The bases are the same as the traditional spritz, ie aperol or campari, prosecco is sparkling water, to which must be added the fresh pomegranate juice. A slice of orange as a garnish is a must.