Thirsty Thursday: Christmas Cocktail

If you read Behind the Blogger pt.2, you know that I’m a wine lover. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), when I decided to get serious about becoming a runner and getting healthy, I decided to abstain from all alcohol for a while except special occasions and even then, one glass only. It was a great decision for me and I plan to continue throughout this training cycle. But another special occasion is coming up soon and I have plans to make a special Christmas Cocktail at my Aunt Cheryl’s house for dinner.

As much as I’m starting to love red wines, my heart still belongs to my sweet Moscato and I found the perfect cocktail recipe for our one-glass reunion: Martha Stewart’s Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons dry cranberries

1/2 cup organic pear nectar

32 ounces Moscato D’Asti

8 small sprigs fresh rosemary

Directions:

1. Put cranberries in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons warm water and soak until cool (about 15 minutes). Drain, pat dry and refrigerate until serving.

2. Divide pear nectar evenly among 8 tall champagne glasses. (I’ll need to triple this for my family!) Add cranberries and then gently pour Moscato D’Asti into the glasses. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

Cheers!

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