My friend Corey shared this story and recipe with me recently, and I've decided to print it here for you, because many of us, myself included, can relate. Enjoy!
The holidays bring sugar cookies, roasted Tofurky, Silk Nog, and relatives. This year, my place will be the epicenter for all holiday festivities. Both families are coming in—and staying with us for more than a week. Sometimes you need a little extra cheer to help them—and you—survive this oh-so-festive season.
My favorite way to add a little "cheer" is to serve them a gorgeous cranberry-ginger martini before dinner with a few very light appetizers. My father-in-law is a little shy of vegan food and sometimes needs coaxing. This cocktail helps ease him into the glorious dinner that will be prepared and ensures everyone finds some common ground: great meal, great cocktail, and enjoyable company.
This festive holiday drink is perfect to serve with hors d'oeuvres.
1 1/2 oz. vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
Dash of powdered ginger
1/2 oz. tonic water
Cranberries for garnish
Candied ginger for garnish
Makes 1 serving
*Use a light hand when sprinkling the powdered ginger into the glass, or it will overpower the drink.
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