Relax and Have a Christmas Cocktail

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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.


  1. I love lemongrass. What an awesome cocktail. Yumm!

  2. What a fabulous cocktail, Lola! And I absolutely love your description of flirting with it. This one is definitely meant to be courted and savored! : )

  3. I am not big on a drinks as I drink really rarely you could say..but this sound and look beautiful Lola! Happy holiday season to you!!!

  4. Yup, I think this is exactly what I need right now, a cold relaxing cocktail. Great photos!

  5. What a great drink – I love the idea of lemongrass syrup! Thanks!

  6. what a great drink! such a fun idea!

  7. But I do love a white Christmas and cup of hot chocolate….

  8. This is an awesome cocktail, Lola! I love the lemongrass syrup! It sounds wonderful!

  9. What a pretty photo.. I know, hot climates and Christmas? All a bit weird. We’re leaving an icy UK for the southern hemisphere in a few days….

  10. What a great cocktail idea. I like to use lemongrass but it’s hard to find recipes incorporating it to where you get a lot of the flavor. This sounds fantastic.

  11. Hi Lola, thank you for visiting my blog, you have a great blog and I´m staying here to share recipes. I´m happy I´ve found two people from Miami today, and both Spanish speaking too, that´s great.
    Let´s read each other,
    Saludos desde California,

  12. Ohhh, I bet this is delicious! The lemongrass syrup is a great idea.

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