I have a little something, and then some, to add to your Holiday Cheer!!
I'm giving away a
$50 Gift Certificate to
$50 Gift Certificate to
You see that pink marble looking glass in the above photo?
No, it's not a candle holder.
No, it's not marble.
It's a shot glass. And it's been carved out of Himalayan Salt! I don't know about you, but I think that's ingenious! And yes...when you take a shot, you taste the salt.
This little gem (it's one of four gems. I mean, honestly, who wants to take a shot by themselves?) was a gift from Uncommon Goods. I'm really looking forward to using these for the holidays, especially the New Year. Cheers!!!
Actually, they have a lot of great gifts and items to brighten up your holidays. If shot glasses aren't your thing, don't worry, you can choose from an incredible variety of items from gifts for 'her' to gifts for 'him', household items, stuff for kids, your office...decor and accessories for your bar. Seriously, their products are very unique and fun.
But when I saw these shot glasses, they spoke to me. Rather loudly. You could almost say they were screaming my name!
Almost as loudly as this beautiful cocktail.
makes 6 cocktails
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/2 simple syrup (equal amounts of sugar and water heated to a boil, stirred until sugar dissolves)
Sprite to top off served cocktails
Candies cranberries (recipe to follow) to garnish
Orange slices to garnish
Combine the cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, tequila, orange liqueur and simple syrup. When ready to serve, pour some in a shaker filled with ice, shake until chilled and strain into a glass. Top off with Sprite and garnish.
Refreshing, sweet and a little tartness that's controlled by the Sprite. And dangerous. You can't taste the alcohol much so you better watch it.
As for the candied cranberries...so beautiful and so easy to make:
1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, boiled while stirring until sugar dissolves. (this is simple syrup). Poor hot simple syrup over a cup or two of cranberries. Cover and refrigerate a few hours or over night. Strain the simple syrup out (save for using in a cocktail or other recipe). Roll the berries in fine sugar (also known as bakers sugar)
Allow to dry and use as desired.
Don't forget to enter for your chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate below!
Good Luck and Happy Holidays
I was not compensated for this post, however Uncommon Goods supplied me with the Himalayan Salt Shot Glass. They are also supplying the gift certificate for the giveaway. All opinions are my own.