We had a super lucky new year. I tried two new recipes and they were both over the moon fantastic. One was the PB Cups and the other was this- a Clementine, Cranberry, Rosemary cocktail. Whoa, this was amazing!
First- freshly squeezed clementine juice is the nectar of the gods. It's sooooo good, you could probably use it as a base for any drink and come up with perfect. I used unsweetened cran juice which is, I think, intolerable on it's own. I also used Reed's Ginger Brew (the hard core stuff that's way more ginger and way less sweet than Ginger Ale), and Piper Sonoma Brut sparkling wine- which I had not tried first before adding to the cocktail. After having two of these delicious, amazing drinks, I tried the wine alone and it was vile. It was $15 wine (sale price), but tasted like $3 wine- it was just grodie. Which I think is a testament to how amazing the juice combo is because the cocktail was delicious.
I also tried an n/a version and mixed the juice combo with club soda instead of wine, which was also great. The juice on its own was even good too, but it all need to be consumed the night that you mix it. I tried it the next day and the rosemary had elbowed out all of the other flavors. You can find the recipe HERE