Happy Friday Everyone!  Today I thought I’d share a ‘simple’ recipe with you all that will help make your holidays a little more festive!  It’s the start of the weekend for most, and, if you’re a teacher, the start of vacation!  If you are parents, it’s the start of a couple of weeks at home with your kiddos!!

Soooo, on that note, I’d like to share a recipe for a festive, holiday simple syrup to enhance your cocktail experience! I made it last week and it’s easy, delicious and adds just that special touch!


2 cups sugar

2 cups water

1 12oz. bag of fresh cranberries

2 clementines

1 lime

1 sprig fresh rosemary

In medium saucepan add sugar, water and cranberries. Zest the lime and both clementines into the mixture. Add the juice of the three fruits into the pan. Toss in the fresh rosemary and bring to boil over medium high heat.  As soon as it starts to boil and cranberries begin to pop, turn to low.  Let simmer while stirring often until it becomes a bright red color.  I left mine for probably a good ten or 15 minutes.





Strain the mixture and when completely cooled pour into a sealed container and refrigerate.  You can add to vodka, prosecco, champagne or whatever your cocktail of choice may be!  Kid friendly if added to seltzer for a festive kiddie cocktail!  I can see it making its way into a Moscow mule at some point also!!!




Go ahead and mix some up!  It’s easy and adds that extra special holiday touch! Let me know if you try it! Cheers!



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