This is my tropical Christmas cocktail, being in Miami I shouldn’t wait for a white Christmas to come. I can enjoy my Christmas tree with an ocean view and nice sunny weather.
Part of the holiday season is parties, celebrations, shopping, cooking, cleaning and planning the new year to come. I have been running from one place to another for the online store. It’s nearly the same as having a real shop with a brick and mortar storefront. We do sales, coupons, take pictures, write, send store products to different directories, social media, marketing, check inventory, packing, post office, answer questions online and over the phone–plus running a home and a blog.
That is when I say relax and have a cocktail instead of run Lola run!
For me a cocktail means taking your time making it and enjoying it. You have to enjoy it slowly and of course socially. A cocktail is a type of flirting with the glass and the drink. Changing your mood and taking you to another place where everything is slowed down.
So if you are stressed over the holidays relax and have a cocktail.
2 oz rum
1 oz lemongrass
1 oz lemon juice
2 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
3 stalks of lemongrass, sliced
To prepare the syrup:
Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to low and keep cooking slow for 30 minutes, stir, strain and let it chill.
In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all ingredients, shake, strain and serve.You can make the lemongrass and keep it in the refrigerator for future use.