Did you know that the most popular time to get engaged is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Whether you are planning a winter proposal or looking for your signature wedding cocktail here is a great rosemary sugared cranberry cocktail recipe.
So if you have just got engaged or are planning a winter wedding how about one of these scrummy winter cranberry cocktails to celebrate garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.
1 Packet of fresh Cranberries (I add some blueberries too)
1 Packet of fresh rosemary sprigs
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar ( 1/2 cup for syrup, 1/2 cup for frosting )
In a medium saucepan, mix water and 1/2 cup sugar, stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Do not boil. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in rosemary sprigs, until coated. Using a slotted spoon, transfer rosemary sprigs onto parchment paper or a wire rack. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
Repeat with cranberries (and blueberries).
Once dry, place in a separate bowl add remaining sugar and dust a few sprigs at a time, shake the bowl until the rosemary is well coated. Place sugared sprigs on a new sheet of parchment. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
Repeat with the cranberries (and blueberries).
1 Measures of Gin
1/5 Measure Cointreau (a splash)
2-3 Measure Cranberry Juice
Ice cubes crushed
Sugar for glass rim
Add gin, cointreau and cranberry juice to cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake or stir the 3 ingredients and pour over crushed ice into the sugar rimmed glasses. Garnish with sugared berries and rosemary.
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