Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 18 – All Aglow. Every holiday (Zoom) party needs a sparkling number. Ring in the season with tinny Christmas music coming through your computer speakers and this perfect cocktail.
Raise a glass to the fact that you’re not trapped beside the weird guy from accounting for three hours at your office holiday party as you shovel another rubber chicken dinner into your mouth.
The All Aglow features apple brandy, lemon, both cinnamon and vanilla syrups, a dash of bitters, topped off with sparkling rosé. It’s a great welcome cocktail – welcome to your living room, that is.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the things we can be grateful for in this most bizarre Christmas season of all.
What are you grateful for in this weird holiday season?
Combine sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature overnight.
Remove cinnamon sticks and store syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three weeks.
Combine sugar, water, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.Store syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.