The holidays can be awkward. Awkward family gatherings. Awkward sweaters. Awkward chickens hanging out at your party for no good reason.
You know how it is.
You know what isn’t awkward? These holiday head-to-toe bedazzled sequin bottles of Absolut Vodka. Whether you’re looking for a gift that people are actually excited to get, or just looking to contribute some no-sugar-added sparkle to that ugly holiday sweater office party…these limited edition bottles are absolute stunners.
But beyond them glorious sequins, the no-sugar-added flavors of Absolut make for a simple way to add some vibrant flavor to your holiday cocktails. Like this yummy Winter Citrus Orchard Sparkler made with Absolut Grapefruit.
WINTER CITRUS GROVE SPARKLER
Makes one serving.
· 1.5 oz. Absolut Grapefruit
· 1.5 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice, strained
· .5 oz. Cinnamon-Rosemary Simple Syrup (instructions below)
· .5 oz. fresh lime juice
· Approx. 1.5 oz. sparkling rosé
· Edible star glitter for garnish
· Rosemary sprig for garnish
To make Cinnamon-Rosemary Simple Syrup:
Makes approx. 1 cup
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 1 cup water
· 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
· 1 cinnamon stick
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and boil until sugar is fully dissolved, about a minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain liquid into airtight container and store in fridge.
To make the cocktail:
Rub exterior rim of a coupe glass with a rosemary sprig. Now rub the edge of the glass with a lime wedge and dip it in edible star glitter. Rub your rosemary garnish with lime juice and dip it in the glitter, as well. Place vodka, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice in a shaker over ice. Shake until chilled, and strain into the prepared glass. Top with sparkling wine, and garnish with a glittery rosemary sprig.
Change up your citrus base juice and Absolut Flavor for yummy variations!
There. See? A few sparkly Absolut bottles and an equally sparkly cocktail make even those ugly holiday sweaters a little tiny bit more bearable. And chickens. Chickens help, too.