Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! What kind of shopper is everyone? Personally, after working at the mall for 2 years when I was younger, I like to get shopping out of the way as soon as possible! Nothing kills the holidays for you like working at the mall and hearing Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas 20 times a day while someone screams at you that someone took the last size they wanted and now they want a discount. So, now I get my Christmas shopping done as soon as possible and sit back with a drink while everyone texts me about how crowded the mall is. If you need a little medicinal recovery from the mall this Christmas Cranberry Smash will cure your ailments! Enjoy!
1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
1oz The Botanist Gin
0.5oz Lillet Blanc
2oz Cranberry Juice
2oz Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port
Remove the rosemary leaves from the stem and gently muddle them at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Just enough to release some oils. Add ice and pour in the rest of the ingredients in and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fill a glass with ice and strain in to the glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and enjoy!
Notes: You can use any port you like but stick to a ruby port. A tawny port will not have the fruit flavors that are needed for this drink.