Entertaining is such a delight, especially during the holidays. When it’s cold outside, and you’re looking for a cocktail to not only help get the party started, but to also warm you up a bit, take a look at the Sparkle and Spice. It’s a sparkling spiced rum cocktail that’s delicious and easy to make. In fact, you can do most of the work ahead of time.
Sparkle and Spice – a sparkling spiced rum cocktail
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I’ve always enjoyed making infusions, and this one is so simple. I grew up in Kentucky, so making infusions reminds me of my friends who had “family recipes” of various types of wine and spirits. They were all doctored up to taste, and my they were delicious. So I hope you enjoy this since it reminds me of home.
This particular recipe is courtesy of Sparkling Ice, a new collection of sparkling waters, lemonades and teas. They really do make it easy to mix up a nice sparkling cocktail.
- Serves: 12
- Serving size: 4 oz
- Calories: 137
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated fat: 0.1 g
- Unsaturated fat: 0
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0.3 g
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 1.1 mg
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
- 750 ml bottle aged rum
- ½ cinnamon stick
- 1 clove
- 1 cardamom pod
- 3 allspice berries
- 1 vanilla bean
- pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 star anise pod
- Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
- Blackberries, for garnish
- Combine rum, cinnamon stick. clove, cardamom, star snise, allspice berries, and nutmet in an airtight jar.
- Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into jar along with the bean pod.
- Close jar and allow infusion to sit in a dark place for at least 3 days.
- Strain rum into an airtight jar with a fine-mesh strainer, discarding spices.
- Over ice, pour 2 ounces of rum infusion
- Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime and garnish with blackberries.
For the cocktail afficionado
If you enjoy making infusions and other cocktails, you may have a home bar set up with everything you need. But if you’re still building your collection, I’d like to suggest these essentials. You’ll find them useful in making this sparkling spiced rum cocktail as well as other classic cocktails.
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