This is my standard drink and it has caused more then one double post on more then one occasion. Quantity and quality count here. Way less calories then tonic water and much better tasting! Perfect Southern veranda drink! I have used other citrus with great results. I drink premium vodka and when only mid-grade vodka is available this will make it taste much better. So refreshing and a great pool-side summer cocktail! A splash of 7UP is a great topper. The amount of lime juice is up to you. Enjoy!
I always associate autumn with cranberries. Here is an elegant liqueur that's really easy to make (and a treat to receive as a Christmas or hostess gift). If giving as a gift, be sure to allow enough time (in days) for the fruit to fully infuse the liquor. Cooking time is actually infusion time. UPDATE: After the liqueur is made, try using it to make Rita L's cocktail A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo or Red Hot Lovers Cosmo (recipe #109007), or if you give the liqueur as a gift, you might want to give the recipient a copy of Rita's recipe to go with it!)
Sip in cordial glasses or dribble over vanilla ice cream. Probably my easiest liqueur recipe and very good. Since it's made with DRIED apricots, it can be made year-round. Years ago I gave this a couple times in a monogrammed pocket flask as a 21st birthday present. Cooking time is actually infusion time (at 5-7 days, it's a relatively short time for a fruit-flavored liqueur).
I had bought a large jar of cherries to make my Three Not So Blind Mice recipe #47819 , So with the left overs I soaked them and they disappeared!!! Also the left over Rum that soaked the Cherries can be used in a drink of your choice or try it in my Cranberry, Apple Spiced Tea #48626
Lots of spice and good cheer to warm you and your guest during the cold winter holidays! Hibiscus flowers can be omitted or hibiscus tea bag can be used. Serve right from the crock pot so it stay warm can be diluted with a little warmed water or cranberry juice. Garnish with fresh Cranberries.