December 30, 2011
It is time to toast the end of another year. If your year was like mine it was full of a myriad of experiences and emotions. Looking back on 2011, I would like to accept the challenges I faced and hope to gain strength from them, celebrate the happiest of moments that my family and I shared, and give thanks to all my friends and family that share my life. I raise my glass to all of you and wish you a 2012 full of health, happiness, and prosperity!
Cranberry Daiquiris are a festive way to toast the new year. Cranberry and lime juices are balanced with a cranberry infused simple syrup and a shot of rum. Not to sweet, not too strong, you will want to make these by the pitcher full. For an unexpected touch, float a couple of slices of jalapeno in each glass. Happy New Year!
makes 3 drinks
cranberry simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
strips of zest from one lime
1/2 cup cranberries
In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the water. Add the zest and cranberries. Cook until cranberries begin to pop. Remove from heat and let cool. Be careful not to let the cranberries cook too long or you will end up with jam. Once cool, strain the simple syrup. Reserve the simple syrup and cranberries separately. Discard the lime zest.
3 shots light rum
1/2 shot lime juice
1 shot unsweetened cranberry juice
2 shots sparkling water
2 shots cranberry simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker. Shake aggressively until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker. Strain into glasses. Garnish with a few cranberries from the simple syrup.
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