Cocktail Creation: The Winter Bloom

With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would be fun to do some experimenting and create a new seasonal cocktail. As the gatherings we’d all normally be filling our December calendars with probably won’t be happening this year, we figured it’ll be extra important to find ways to get in a celebratory mood. So without further ado, we present “The Winter Bloom.”

It’s a floral and herbal concoction with some winter citrus flavors and a touch of sweetness that would be perfect to serve to friends at a holiday party. Or more realistically for 2020, you can whip it up for yourself to enjoy on the sofa while watching a holiday movie classic.

What’s in it?

  • 2 ounces of your favorite gin (we used Tanqueray)
  • ¾ ounce of St. Germain (this is where the floral flavors come from)
  • ¼ ounce of Chambord
  • ¼ ounce of Ambrosia liqueur (from Don Ciccio & Figli, a local DC distillery)
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce of simple syrup*

Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice, serve in a coup glass. While we didn’t include it in the picture, a sprig of Rosemary makes a nice garnish. Enjoy!

*If you’ve never made simple syrup before, don’t fret, it’s super easy to make. Grab a sauce pan, pour in 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring along the way to dissolve the sugar, then cool and serve. You can make as much as you like, so long as the proportion of sugar to water remains the same. Simple syrup keeps for about a month in the fridge.

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