This drink recipe was another way to utilize that bright partridgeberry syrup I whipped up, along with some great apple liqueur from Winegarden Estates. I visited there before Christmas to pick up some brandy and coffee liqueur for my holiday baking. I used some of it to whip up this awesome tiramisu eggnog trifle that I made for my staff holiday party(delicious, btw!)
The apple liqueur I picked up made its way into this cocktail, that can be served as is, or topped up with some bubbles with club soda or if you like things sweeter, a little lemon-lime or cranberry soda.
- 3/4 ounce partridgeberry syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce apple liqueur
- dash of bitters
- soda (optional)
- partridgeberries for finishing
You can start the cocktail two ways. I liked the look of the layers, so I put some ice in a glass and poured the partridgeberry syrup over before adding the vodka and liqueur to an ice-filled cocktail shaker, that I then poured into the prepared glass, gave it a dash of bitters and finished with a few frozen partridgeberries for garnish. If you like, you can add the syrup into the shaker to mix everything and then add to the glass. Whatever floats your boat !
Happy holidays ! 🙂