Don’t forget to share this recipe for Greek Brandy Holiday Cocktail by The Greek Glutton.
Christmas is finally here!!! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m already exhausted from opening presents! And dealing with 4 dogs in the house stepping on presents, ripping up wrapping paper, and sticking their noses where they don’t belong! But that’s why we love them. #dogsforever. And of course then there’s all the cleanup after the present opening…and then making food…then sitting for a minute…then eating more food. So tiring… 😉 But it’s almost 5 o’clock, so I think it’s time for a Greek Brandy Holiday Cocktail! (After we finish the mimosas, that is….)
I wanted to make a Greek-inspired cocktail for the holidays this year, and ouzo just didn’t seem like the right liquor for this type of drink. I find it to be more of a summer drink, served on its own or even in an ouzo mojito! Hmm.. maybe I should make that when the weather gets warmer… Anyway! So I settled on Greek Metaxa brandy. And mixed this in with the seasonal flavors of cranberry and pomegranate, with a dash of triple sec, and voila! It’s sweet and tangy, and actually surprisingly light. If brandy isn’t your thing, you can try my Mint Lemonade Cocktail with Greek Yogurt Fizz, which is made with vodka.
Did any of you get any very special presents? I might put my holiday bounty towards buying some new parts for my camera to bring you better food pics! Because really…who doesn’t appreciate a good food pic? Because hellooo: #foodporn.
So for those of you needing a break this Christmas (LOL), this might be the perfect drink for you. You don’t even need to garnish it with fancy decorations… No one will notice anyway, with all of this festive cheer floating around! So here’s a toast to the holidays, family, friends, dogs, presents, good meals, and of course… cocktails!
Yields 1 drink
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 part Metaxa (available at most liquor stores)
- 1 part cranberry juice
- 1 part pomegranate juice
- 1 part Triple Sec
- Fresh cranberries and lime slices for garnish (optional)
- Pour all ingredients over ice in a shaker
- Shake until they are incorporated
- Pour into a cocktail glass
- Garnish (optional)
To make the red sugar rim featured in the photos, simply place a tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of red food coloring into a Ziplock/plastic bag, close the bag, and knead the bag with your hands.
Rub a lime wedge on the edge of the glass. Pour the sugar onto a small place and twist the glass rim through the sugar. Voila!