Helloooooo there, I’m Sara! I wrote this blog post because I want to share with you my favorite winter drinks. I love making drinks that are simple to prepare, but that look and taste spectacular. These drinks are great if you’re looking for something that’s just fun for the whole family to enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

A Little About Me: I’m a 36 year old family man and I work as a web and graphic designer. My hobbies include: reading, watching movies, playing games, and eating. I’m a self-professed candy fiend and I often find myself with a bag of M&Ms, a candy bar or other sweets in my hand. I’m a big fan of all types of sweets and will always be pleased to add a new sweet treat to my collection. This collection is called the Clementine Winter Cocktail and represents a wintery blend of two of my favorite candies, M&Ms and Clementine oranges.

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to give the people you love. And what better gift to give than something yummy? That’s right, something sweet! Here’s a recipe for a tasty Clementine Winter Cocktail that will have your loved ones singing your praises.

Winter Cocktail with Clementines

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Adapted slightly from a recipe found on Two Tarts

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • 1/3 cup Clementine juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz. simple rosemary syrup (recipe follows)
  • lemon zest with sugar (for garnishing the rim of the glass)

Note

This winter drink, made with freshly squeezed clementines and rosemary simple syrup, will capture your attention in the most delectable manner!

Heat 1 cup water to just under a boil to create the rosemary simple syrup. Pour into a dish with a few rosemary sprigs (bruise first). Allow 10 minutes for steeping. Return the water to the saucepan and stir in 1 cup sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Allow time for cooling. This may be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

The Rosemary-Lemon Martini also uses this simple syrup.

Directions

Step 1
To begin, make the rosemary simple syrup and set it aside to cool.

After that, prepare the glasses by grating some lemon zest onto a dish with a few spoonfuls of sugar. Place the glass upside down on the sugared plate and run a slice of clementine or lemon over the rim. Twirl the glass around until the rim is sugar-coated.

Resist the temptation to moisten the rim of the glass with water; the citrus juice keeps the sugar on the rim much better!

Okay, the difficult part is done. Let’s get this drink started!

Fill the glass halfway with ice. Combine the vodka, clementine and lemon juices, and rosemary simple syrup in a mixing glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Before you take a drink, take a moment to appreciate its beauty. You did an excellent job!

It’s that time of year again when we get an abundance of citrus. When you find yourself without a cocktail shaker and a bottle of good quality vodka, how do you get your hands on a fresh batch of lime, or a glass of ginger beer? The answer is simple: get creative.. Read more about what is a clementine and let us know what you think.