Today continues our fun take on Christmas Themed Cocktails.
Ho, ho, ho, get ready to jingle those bells! Introducing a new holiday cocktail that’s sure to land you on the nice list—the Santa Baby.
This festive pink sipper dresses up bubbly rosé wine for a flirty, spirited twist perfect for spreading Christmas cheer. One taste of its cherry sweet kiss and you’ll be eager to cozy up by the fire with your very own Saint Nick. So be good this year and get ready to jingle all the way with the Santa Baby cocktail!
The Santa Baby Cocktail
Raspberry Lemon Simple Syrup:
- 3⁄4 cup fresh raspberries
- 1⁄2 cup agave nectar or regular white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 oz fresh lemon juice
In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries, agave/sugar, and water. Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat gently muddle the berries Stir in the lemon juice. Let cool completely, then strain out the raspberry seeds using a fine mesh strainer. you may need to strain the respberries and the seeds a couple of time to make the perfect syrup. This makes enough for 8 cocktails.
- 2 oz raspberry lemon simple syrup
- 1⁄2 oz Chambord
- 3-4 oz sparkling Brut Rosé
Edible glitter powder and metallic sprinkles for rimming glass
- Rim Coupe glass with edible glitter and sprinkles - dip rim in simple syrup, then sprinkle on glitter and sprinkles. Set aside.
- Add raspberry lemon simple syrup and Chambord to coupe glass and stir well.
- Top with sparkling rosé.
- Garnish with fresh raspberries on a cocktail pick.
The tart raspberries and bright lemon in the homemade simple syrup provide a sweet-tart flavor base for the cocktail. Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, contributes more ripe berry flavor. Bubbly brut rosé lends effervescence and a touch of dryness to balance the sweetness.
The fresh raspberry garnish adds a pop of color. Overall, this is a festive, fruit-forward sipper perfect for holiday parties or a sexy nightcap for two. The sparkling rosé gives it a beautiful rosy pink hue reminiscent of Santa's cheeks. Cheers to the holidays with Santa Baby!
To make a nonalcoholic version of this cocktail, omit the Chambord and replace champagne with sparkling water/seltzer. You can add slightly more simple syrup to make up for the Chambord, or add a splash of lemonade.