This three ingredient holiday cocktail has a sweet citrus flavor that’s coupled with light floral notes. If you want a cocktail that everyone will enjoy, then you must have my Jingletini at your next gathering with friends. And I know from experience, that it can serve as the perfect cocktail for one. In this post, I’m going to give you the recipe to my Jingletini Holiday Cocktail along with a cute way to serve it.
When brainstorming on the recipe for my Jingletini, the first thing that came to mind was access. Yes, I want to give you guys a sophisticated craft cocktail recipe that will make you feel like you’re a Cocktail Goddess at The Lawrence. But I also wanted to make sure that you will actually try to make this cocktail. To better my odds, I choose ingredients that everyone has access to.
The floral notes come from the elderflower flavor of St. Germain Liqeur. Mixed with the cranberry juice, it gives a fresh holiday flavor to accompany the Aperol. I’ve recently become obsessed with Aperol, and am constantly trying to find different
excuses ways to use it. The citrus flavor is definitely coming from the Aperol, but it’s not overbearing at all. The combination of these flavors almost gives me the vibe of a glorified Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice.
When serving your Jingletini Cocktail, I suggest that you go all out! It’s the holiday season, so bring the festiveness to your cocktail. I recommend that you gather some of your clear tree ornaments and fill them with the perfect present, a Jingletini.
When I filled mine, I just could not find a funnel that was small enough to fit the hole of my ornament. So, I just dug into my kitchen drawer and used a marinade injector. I know it sounds funny, but it got the job done. Then I just added some fresh rosemary and cranberries to the ornament, and placed in my favorite martini glass.
1.5oz St. Germain Liqueur
1.5oz Cranberry Juice
1oz Boubon (optional)
Fresh Rosemary (optional)
Whole Cranberries (optional)
In a cocktail shaker, pour St. Germain, Aperol, and Cranberry Juice liquid ingredients over a 1/2 cup of ice.
For a stronger cocktail, include bourbon.
Shake well and pour into a cold martini glass or clear Christmas Tree ornament
Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries
When making this cocktail, just stick with equal parts and you’re good to go.
If you want to make your Jingletini a bit stronger, then add in a shot of bourbon.
If you make this recipe, please post a picture on social media and tag me @RosalynnDaniels