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Snow Globe Cocktail

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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!

 
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Step 1: Supplies

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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
  • toothpicks
  • dried rosemary
  • thin string
  • washi or masking tape
  • exacto or pairing knife
  • scissors
  • 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

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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..

clockworkfish7 months ago

That is adorable, I want to do this with all my drinks now!

This is a winner, you've got my vote. Thank you so much for sharing.

Korlee8 months ago

Just lovely! <3

wizgirl8 months ago

Too cute!

alekxsander8 months ago

SUPREME!!! Thanks a lot, and congrats!

Sinick8 months ago

To avoid the problem with the ice floating to the top of the glass, simply use a glass with a waist. There are a lot of beer glasses with a suitable shape.

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MISTHULA8 months ago

Really neat idea. How about some clear Liquours and lemon and lime soda? How does the flavor of the Rosemary effect the taste of the beverage? I have it growing in my yard and it's a pretty strong herb. I will have to experiment with this one. I voted for you.

I am not a fan of gin, but I would think the robust flavor of the rosemary could go well with the juniper flavor of the gin.

mdeblasi18 months ago

It's translucent, but it might just work↓

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/02/valentines-cocktail-roses-in-the-snow-gin-fizz-rosewater-drink.html

fluffydragon8 months ago

This looks fun, but couldn't you just stick more raisins to the bottoms of the trees instead of the tape/string finangling? Giving them a wider base would probably keep them in the ice longer - I don't drink cocktails very fast myself.

I like the frozen water at the bottom of the glass - that's very different and a good way to get a cold drink without dealing with floating cubes.

Do you drink it with a straw, or are the trees big enough that you don't risk drinking one by accident?

This is super duper adorable! I will definitely make these when we have our housewarming party <3 Thank you for taking the time to make these!

lindarose928 months ago

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen!!

freewheeler8 months ago
I want to give this a try but drop some dessicated coconut in there. No, not a very wintery flavour but might look a bit snowy ...? I don't know. We don't get snow where I live.
Todd Gehris8 months ago
That is brilliant!
randofo8 months ago

This turned out pretty rad.

jessyratfink8 months ago

Eeeeeee! They turned out perfectly. :D

That is the funnest cocktail ever!