Another December is right around the corner, which means another month of stress, cleaning, cooking, too much family and not enough money.
Or you can skip that nonsense and head right over to cocktail hour.
I will be honest with you, friends; while I am a big fan of winter, snow and getting toasty in the midst of a cold snap, the holidays are not my favorite. I am not a Scrooge, per se, but a huge sigh of relief enters my psyche when January 2nd rolls around when I can turn off the Yule Log and cart that Christmas tree out the door and on to the curb. OK…that sounded a *little* Scroogey. Meh, so I might be a little salty for Santa. I will own my Scrooginess. I could give zero F’s about elves, magic, green and red (collectively), Christmas music and the idea of the perfect present. Bah humbug, amirite?!?
What helps me get through the month long shit show that is the Christmas season are cocktails. Yes. I’m easy to please. Throw some booze in my cup and I will tolerate everyone’s favorite holiday until the snow melts and Frosty is nothing more than a puddle… hell, I’ll even sing some Bing Crosby but know it won’t be in key.
Pomegranate Old Fashioned
(makes 1 cocktail)
2 ounces bourbon (I used Bulleit)
1 ounce pomegranate juice
1 sugar cube
1 maraschino cherry
splash of orange LaCroix
orange (or lemon) twist
In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle sugar cube, 3 dashes of bitters and 1 ounce of pomegranate juice. Add some ice (or a large ice cube if you are fancy) to the glass. Pour in bourbon and give contents in glass a stir. Add cherry, twist of orange and a splash of LaCroix.
Cheers to pine trees that live outside and to tasty cocktails all winter long.