A Green Cocktail for a Festive Season
There’s a reason most New Year’s resolutions focus on eating better and drinking less, and it’s called Holiday Hangover. We are thick into the season of treats, heavy buffet tables and boozin’. So if you want a cocktail that is a bit lighter in calories and alcohol, it’s right here for you. And, being green, it’s perfect for those Christmas parties.
Single Ladies (not mine, I didn’t name it)1 oz Ty Ku sake liqueur 1 oz ginger liqueur (Loft Spicy Ginger; if using Domaine de Canton, add ¼ to ½ oz) 3-4 oz white cranberry juice Splash of Green Apple Jone’s Soda (optional and only to bump up the color)
Shake all of the above with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
I originally discovered this drink and the Ty Ku liqueur after a friend asked me to suggest a green cocktail for a fraternity alumni banquet last month. The drink was such a hit there was a rush to the bar and they ran out early! The Ty Ku has a light, slightly melon flavor and comes in a groovy illuminating bottle. Being less sticky-sweet, I have found it preferable to Midori in other drinks.
I suggested to another friend planning a holiday party that she serve red and green drinks – this one and my Bloody Sunday punch (although perhaps it should be renamed for this occasion), and she got great reviews for both. Serving a fabulous cocktail is expected; having it match the decorations is a bonus.