White Christmas Cosmo is a sweet, floral flavored cocktail that packs a punch. Perfect for holiday gatherings or any time of year!
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Here is my last recipe for 2021! Last January, I had an internal push that told me to start sharing my recipes and food tips. I had been reading food blogs and scouring Pinterest for years. The problem was (and still is) that I am a very private person so it is way out of my comfort zone to have this platform. I still cannot believe that I hit the PUBLISH button to have my website go live and that people are actually reading and pinning recipes! While I am nowhere near a trained chef, I love being in the kitchen and trying new things. Delmarvalicious Dishes was born as my way to share the recipes that work and the ones that don't work....Thank you for reading and supporting me in this new, sometimes challenging, adventure!
Now, onto the recipe! While I know Christmas was almost a week ago, this drink is too good not to share! Plus, I feel like Christmas is a season and the week in between Christmas and New Years is still in the Christmas zone. I have had some sort of Christmas celebration every day since Christmas so I am really merry these days 🙂
White Christmas Cosmo Ingredients
White Christmas Cosmo is my take on a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail. Here are the ingredients you will need:
- White Cranberry Juice
- Elderflower Liqueur
- Lime Juice
Instead of regular cranberry juice, this drink uses white cranberry juice. White cranberry juice is sweeter and less tart than regular red cranberry juice. Use your vodka of choice in this drink. I do not recommend using a flavored vodka here as the drink has a sweet, floral flavors.
The White Christmas Cosmo calls for Elderflower Liqueur. There are a few options on the market. I always use St. Germain. If you don't have Elderflower Liqueur on hand and don't want to buy it, you could use Triple Sec. This will add the sweetness that the Elderflower Liqueur would offer, however, you will not get the floral notes that the elderflower would provide.
The last ingredient is lime juice. Use fresh squeezed lime juice or bottled lime juice. If using fresh squeezed, measure the liquid before adding to the shaker.
Let's Shake It Up!
This is a simple cocktail recipe which is exactly what we need after a long week of Christmas! Simply add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!!!
A few tips:
- Put ice cubes into your martini glasses when you begin preparing your drink. You want your glass to be ice cold.
- Replace ice in between making drinks.
White Christmas Cosmo Garnishes
A sweet sugar glass rim would be delicious and festive on this drink. A simple option would be a lime slice.
I used sugared cranberries when making my White Christmas Cosmo. The red cranberries give the drink a nice pop of color and the cranberries are fun to munch on! The sugar balances out the tartness in the cranberries. Rachel Bakes at Home gives a simple recipe to make Sugared Cranberries!
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White Christmas Cosmo
- 3 oz White Cranberry Juice
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- Add all ingredients to an iced cocktail shaker. Shake to combine.
- Serve in chilled martini glass.