As I settle in to write this, I’ve just returned from taking my niece and nephew to see Santa, my second Molasses Spice Cake of the season is baking (the first one disappeared far too quickly!) and Elf is playing in the background. It is safe to say I am in Full. Holiday. Mode. And while I hadn’t planned on writing another post before the new year, I couldn’t let the season pass without sharing some holiday cheer. A Pomegranate, Pear and Prosecco Cocktail. So simple and full of bright, fruity flavours, it’s the perfect solution to the very cold and snowy conditions we’re experiencing in Calgary.
If you read my post earlier this week on how to style a bar, it’ll come as no surprise that I love making cocktails. I particularly love when a cocktail inspiration results in me discovering something new. Which is exactly what happened this week. I discovered persimmons. Have you tried them? I must admit, I’m a little embarrassed by my ignorance of persimmons. Having tried them I can now confidently say that they are one of new favourite autumn fruits – vibrant, sweet and delicious. And the perfect addition to a fall cocktail.
Fall’s sudden and somewhat abrupt appearance has me craving all things warm and cozy. And while it’s the season of pumpkin and spices, I’m mixing things up with a lemon and ginger mezcal cocktail.
Lemons may not be the first ingredients to come to mind for a fall-inspired cocktail, but they offer a freshness that pairs perfectly with the heat of ginger and smokiness of Mezcal. Although both tequila and mezcal come from the agave plant, the flavor profile is distinctly different.