I have been in the kitchen pouring and stirring to find a drink suitable for the holidays and think I have a winner. For many of the recipes I create with our infused syrups, there are several options that could be used with good results. This is not one of those recipes. This is an alcoholic punch meant for a cheerful holiday party. The pomegranate juice gives it a festive red color and some nice acidity but it is the Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup that makes it taste like Christmas. There is something about the maple and cinnamon combination that evokes images of cozy winter mornings and jolly men dressed in red suits.
The ingredients below are for a single drink. If you are having a party and own a nice punch bowl, size it up accordingly.
1 oz. vodka
2 oz. pomegranate juice
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
Seltzer or ginger ale
Add the vodka, juice and maple syrup to a glass, over ice and then top off with seltzer or ginger ale.