Holiday Entertaining | Ambrosia Cocktail

As children, we snuck ourselves into position to pluck our favorites out of Grandmother’s ambrosia, whether it be the cherries, the marshmallows, the oranges—whatever we fancied. I’m almost certain she doubled the cherries in her toe-headed imp of a granddaughter’s serving. We take Grandmother’s ambrosia to the adult table this season with a refreshing, fragrant celebration of the new year with the big kids.

Serves 1

In a cocktail shaker, combine

1 tablespoon Malibu coconut rum (or other coconut liqueur)
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed orange juice
1/4 teaspoon Orange flower water (available where liqueurs are sold or in Middle Eastern markets)
1 teaspoon Grenadine

Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco

Shake first 5 ingredients with ice, and strain into a champagne flute. Top with chilled Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, or sparkling wine of your choice.

Optional garnish: Thread marshmallow, cherry (fresh or maraschino), and pineapple sections on bamboo skewer and serve as a stirrer. The garnish shown is candied ginger, perfect for settling your holiday-indulged tummy, if you've treated yourself as robustly as I have this season!

This week on Notes from Maggie's Farm, look for quick tips for easy holiday entertaining with recipes like this easy, festive Ambrosia Cocktail, as well as Pesto Broiled OystersBalsamic Red Onion ConfitSweet & Savory Spiced Nuts, and Citrus-Spiced OlivesAlso, consider centering your snacks around Knockout Cheese & Charcuterie board, and learn how to build one here, just in time to ring in the new year in style!

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