Get the party started with this New Year’s Eve Rum Berry Cocktail!
Happy (almost) New Year!
I’m getting in there early with a pomegranate-rum cocktail I’ve been ‘testing’.
It started off with more rum and less pomegranate juice, but I soon realised it was perhaps a little too strong (like 5 sips and I was giggling strong).
Although I’m giggling now whilst looking at this pic. Is it just me, or can you see a face on this glass?
One blueberry for an eye (Chris says it’s winking at me, which is why there’s only one eye!), and a big smile – I think this is the line of my wooden board distorted to look curved in the glass.
I’m not a great drinker anyway. Back in my uni days, I could keep up with most of my buddies, but nowadays I can feel it when I’ve had one glass of wine!
I’m much better drinking cocktails or spirits & mixers than wine or beer, so a fruity cocktail is definitely on the cards for me this New Year’s Eve.
Along with the TV and mini-buffet-for-two that Chris and I will enjoy once the kids are in bed.
Yeah, we’re boring grown ups who don’t party on New Year’s Eve.
I can’t be bothered with the crowds and queues, the hassle of finding a baby sitter, and the hour-long wait in the freezing cold for a taxi that costs the same amount as a family holiday.
Ha ha how grumpy do I sound! Maybe I need another few sips.
I love the bitter-sweetness of the pomegranate juice in this cocktail. Be sure to buy 100% pomegranate juice for a stronger flavour and colour.
I also like to use frozen berries. They make a pretty alternative to ice cubes (you can add ice cubes too if you like), and they don’t dilute the drink like ice cubes do. Plus you get to eat them at the end 🙂
Hope you guys enjoy the cocktail and have a wonderful New Year! xxxx
- 90ml (1/3 cup) spiced rum (I use Kraken spiced rum)
- 510ml pomegranate juice (100% juice, not the diluted kind)
- 30ml (2 tbsp) Cointreau
- 240ml (1 cup) spiced ginger beer
- 250g (2 cups) frozen mixed berries
- Ice (optional)
- 90g (3/4 cup) fresh raspberries
- A few sprigs of fresh thyme
- Pour the rum, pomegranate juice, Cointreau and ginger beer into a large jug. Stir to mix.
- Half fill 4-6 glasses with frozen berries (add a little ice to if you want to).
- Fill the glasses with the cocktail, then top with a few fresh raspberries and a sprig of fresh thyme before serving.