Christmas Camp Cocktails (12 days of Christmas blog collaboration)

Kiwi mummy bloggers are back for 2017 with the 12 days of christmas blog collaboration!

Again this year I get to be part of this great team bringing you something new each day for the first 12 days of December. From DIY decorations to family traditions and Christmas creativity – this is a team of very clever ladies who definitely deserve a little respite after all their hard work 😉
Enter Julia with day 8 – Camp Christmas Cocktails.

Now it’s no secret that I love a good cup of festive cheer.
After spending months preparing, decorating, cooking and planning; I do love to treat myself to a little something special on the day that I dont have to share with the kids.
They have enough guys so this one’s for us.

This year I really wanted to give eggnog a whirl. It’s not much of a done thing in these parts but in a wave of seasonal nostalgia, I wanted to be taken back to my childhood. I’ve never actually had eggnog but all the Christmas movies from my childhood feature it so I thought maybe we were missing out….
turns out we’re not.
In a Christmas gift to you, I have tried eggnog so you wouldn’t have to.

So, moving on from the disaster that is eggnog in summer… I found a recipe for a perfect cup of Christmas spirit for you to sip on while you cook a 5 course festive feast and your kids fill up on bread rolls.

One of my big motivations in the perfect Christmas cocktail is keeping it simple. I’m currently in a campsite so I didn’t really have a choice but even at home, I just don’t have 1 Tablsepoon of vanilla vodka and a 1/2 cup of blue Curacao laying around the house to finish off a recipe. Some of them are very complicated. Where does one even buy whole fresh cranberries?

I also don’t have alot of spare cash at this time of year to go all out on obscure cocktail ingredients that I can’t use in anything else –

enter Limoncello. It is like the superglue of the liquer world. A jack of all trades if you will.

Hailing from southern Italy; limoncello is traditionally served as an after dinner digestivo but as this kiwi girl has come to find, it can also be used in a multitude of cocktails and Christmas baking. To make it even better, if you have a lemon tree out the back, you can have a go at making your own (which makes an amazing gift!)

When we were in Sicily I bought a bottle of authentic Limoncello which survived our 723 hour trip home through 400 airports only to be knocked off the shelf by my husband.

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Therefore, in the hope “Santa” might leave a bottle of this in my Christmas stocking this year – I dedicate this recipe to him.

3 cups of sparkling wine
(I use brown brothers prosecco but for extra sweetness you could use something like riccadonna)

250ml Limoncello

1 cup frozen raspberries (I used mixed berries because I’m in regional western Australia and that’s all I could get without selling my soul)

Mix together in a pitcher and garnish with fresh mint.

It is so simple yet such a party!

Merry Christmas indeed!
Perfect for at home…. or on the road.

 

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