Winter Warmer: our Holiday cocktail

for you, or two, or a crowd


Do you have a great drunk holiday story that involves punch? I know my family has at least one, potentially up to six. I think it has to do with the extra fuzzy feelings we all get around this time of year, mixed with lots of celebrations, topped with a delicious punch that never tastes as alcoholic as it actually is. If punch all tasted like whiskey neat, we wouldn't have the great stories that we do. At least that's my theory. 

Not that I'm encouraging over indulging on this particular drink, rather I'm giving fair warning of its deliciousness that is also synonymous with dangerous. Probably because it's mixing a bunch of my favorite drinks, Campari, St Germain and ginger beer, this is for sure a new favorite of mine. I had no problem asking for a second when Robert was testing these out during our cookie making weekend a few days ago. We had planned a different cocktail to serve during the holidays, but this was such a hit that I decided we should definitely share it here, and make it again for my family on Christmas Eve.  To really add to the festive look, I thought that big pomegranate ice cubes would be the perfect touch. I’m of the opinion that drinks automatically look fancier with giant fruit filled ice cubes, no? 

Happy Holidays Cocktail

for 1 drink

1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Pomegranate juice
1/2 oz  St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
juice from 1 lime wedge (or 1/4 oz) 
ginger beer, chilled

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine vodka, Campari, pomegranate juice, St Germain and lime juice.
  • Shake until chilled and strain into rocks glass with pomegranate ice cube, or half way with regular ice.
  • Top with cold ginger beer. 

for a crowd

1 cup vodka
1 cup Campari
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cups ginger beer

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir. 
  • Serve in punchbowl or carafe with pomegranate ice cubes.


pomegranate ice cubes

pomegranate seeds, about half of a pomegranate worth
square or circular ice cube tray, *this set is fun

  • Spread pomegranate seeds between ice cube molds evenly. Add water and freeze.