What do people drink in Palm Springs at Christmas time? These are the questions that keep me up at night.
As you all know, one of my hobbies is pretending I live in Palm Springs. I’m the biggest wannabe Palm Springs resident ever.
Need a pair of giant sunglasses, bunch of giant pool floaties that only get used once a year, or a drink with an umbrella themed after EVERY season?
I’m here for you!
Now let’s see if I can pull off a holiday-flavored Mai Tai! It’s still super fruity and delicious, but I replaced a couple flavors with cranberry and clementine. Does that count? (Please say yes?!)
Holiday Vibes Mai Tai, serves one.
juice of two clementines
juice of 1/2 a lime
dark rum (or whatever rum you have on hand!)
In a shaker combine 3 ounces cranberry juice, 3 ounces pineapple juice, clementine juice, lime juice, 1 ounce grenadine syrup and 2 ounces of dark rum.
I garnished mine with green sugar sprinkles, some fresh cranberries, a clementine wedge and an umbrella—of course!
The green sugar rim is a little cray, but I think it makes it more festive.
Well, there you go! I’ve just provided you with a reasonable excuse to make a Mai Tai in the middle of winter. You owe me big time.
Cheers to the best holiday season ever! The holidays aren’t perfect, but cocktails help. xx- Elsie
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- cranberry juice
- pineapple juice
- juice of two clementines
- juice of ½ a lime
- grenadine syrup
- dark rum (or any kind of rum)
- In a shaker, combine 3 ounces cranberry juice, 3 ounces pineapple juice, clementine juice, lime juice, 1 ounce grenadine syrup, and 2 ounces of dark rum
- I added a green sugar rim to the glass. Optional, but fun!
That is the best rum!!
Elsie, I might just make these for my summer solstice celebration in Australia. I grew up in Ohio and Xmas in the summer heat down under is just not the same. I don’t understand how people can sing the traditional winter wonderland songs/decorate with Santa in a fur suit when there’s never any snow in the sub tropics. Beach it up is going to be my plan this year! 😉
I just had my first mai tai last week and loved it! This looks so good!
mmm looks extremely good:)
Great coctail!!! And it looks amazing!
I love how festive it looks!
Oh yummy, I will so try that!
This looks so refreshing!
I DO live in Palm Springs and I can’t wait to take these to the pool!
I tried entering the giveaway a few minutes ago and followed everything but Twitter and it still said that I have 0 entries! What did I do wrong?
Yesss cocktails! Love the green sugar rim, makes it extra festive~
This looks so good. I had no idea that’s how they got the sugar on the glass. Mush simpler than I though http://www.hannamarielei.com
Pool parties year round???
Hahah, I grew up in Palm Springs, and let me tell you, I wish we had known about this AMAZING beverage while I was there ;). We definitely had ice-cream and pool parties year round, I’ll tell you that much!
I Envy you pool parties for Christmas. Althought we live where it can snow a lot. We never go sledding lol.
THE PICTURE OF THE GREEN SUGAR ON THE PLATE LOOKS LIKE A PINEAPPLE.
THOUGHT IT WAS A NICE TOUCH. 🙂 HA.
OH yeah that’s getting made!