I love the silly season. I love dedicating December days to Christmas-themed baking and playing terribly cheesy Christmas music. Everyone seems in a better mood, and there are parties galore. If we’re really lucky, there’s sunshine, and what better way than to begin a night out in the lead-up to Christmas than with a few festive cocktails?
Summer berries and other luscious fruits make a great addition to cocktails, some of them ending up a bit like fruit salad in a glass. Strawberries also make a great addition to bubbly generally, and I’ve taken that one step further with this fruity number. After bubbles with breakfast and eating far too much over lunch, laze back on Christmas Day and cocktail away your afternoon.
Fruit salad fizz
- 1 shot of passion-fruit vodka
- 2 strawberries, halved lengthwise
- 1 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
- 1 slice of orange
- A splash of rosé wine
- Sparkling mineral water/soda water to taste
- A sprig of fresh mint
- An edible flower for garnish
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the vodka and fruit, then the rosé. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with the mint sprig and flower. Enjoy!