While the weather outside is frightful, putting that weather in a glass with a cocktail, is a fun and super cute way to combat the cold - and that cabin fever!
Step 1: Supplies
To make your own snow globe cocktails you'll need the following for ONE cocktail:
- clear glass tumbler*
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary sprigs
- 3 small yogurt covered raisins + 1 large
- dried rosemary
- thin string
- washi or masking tape
- exacto or pairing knife
- small piece of flat bottomed carrot
- baster (not pictured)
- white sugar (not pictured)
*NOTE: Sadly, a round bottomed glass won't work! You must use a straight glass or the ice will melt too quickly at the edges and the trees will float up after only a minute or so. In a straight glass, they will stay put for up to 10 minutes!
Step 2: Making Your Trees
Choose three rosemary sprigs with strong stems. The stronger the stems, the longer the trees will stand tall once the cocktail is added to the glass.
Find where the strongest part of the stem starts by bending the tips. Cut the stem at the transition point.
The top of the sprig is going to be the bottom of the tree. (So that the direction of the leaves is down.)
Pluck off about an inch of leaves to create the trunk of the tree. (like pictured) Decide how tall you'd like your tree to be (this will depend on the height of your glass), and trim the remaining sprig to create your tree top.
Repeat this process for the remaining two trees. I like to make 3 slightly different heights in order to create some visual dynamics..