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 at 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
- ▢90 ml spiced rum (I use Kraken spiced rum)
- ▢510 ml pomegranate juice – 100% juice, not the diluted kind
- ▢30 ml Cointreau
- ▢240 ml spiced ginger beer
- ▢250 g frozen mixed berries
- ▢Ice – optional
- ▢90 g 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.
Nutritional Information is per glass, based on 4 glasses.
Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 34gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 7.4mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.5mg