Great Holiday Cocktails from The Table Creekside

The Holy Grail

King Arthur Juice:

2 oz dried hibiscus petals

1 quarts sugar

6 oz organic, local honey

3 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole cloves

2 quarts water

Boil all ingredients to a boil for 10 minutes. Simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce 15%. Chill in refrigerator over night. Strain.

1 bottle favorite lager beer (we use a kiwi-lemon lager, our restaurant’s signature brew).

1 bottle brut champagne or sparkling wine.

Choose a chalice or royal goblet, the bigger, the better!

Build over ice in your glass of choice: equal parts of King Arthur Juice, lager beer and champagne.

Stir and serve.

Keep your remainder King Arthur Juice chilled for future royal gatherings.

Mistletoe Wishes

Rosemary infused simple syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

¼ cup fresh rosemary leaves

Bring to a boil in a small sauce pan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat, let cool, then remove leaves.

1 ½ oz. vodka, choose your favorite

¾ oz. cranberry juice

¾ oz. rosemary infused simple syrup

½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

2 dashes orange flower water

Shake, strain over fresh ice top with splash of tonic.

Garnish with whole frozen cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

Yields: 1 cocktail

Save your rosemary infused simple syrup in the refrigerator to sweeten your iced tea or lemonade!