I think it’s pretty common knowledge now that no one likes fruitcake. Yes, it’s a holiday staple but it happens to be a dreaded one so all it really is is a big waste of fruit. But you can still manage to keep things both festive and fruity this holiday season by replacing your fruitcake with fruit cocktails. And that my friends is a much better use of fruit if you ask me. Thankfully, the folks over at Captain Morgan Rum have whipped up a few fruit-based cocktail recipes so the only thing you have to worry about is drinking up.
Captain’s Sparkling Apple Cider
1.25 oz. Captain Morgan rum
.25 oz. champagne
1.5 oz apple cider
Touch of simple syrup and cinnamon powder
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with lime or apple wedge.
Captain’s Orange Café
1.25 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced
.25 oz. Grand Marnier
1 cup(s) coffee
1 teaspoon(s) whipped cream
Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Grand Marnier, and coffee. Top with whipped cream.
Sparkling Pomegranate Sangria
0.5 oz. Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur
0.5 oz. BV Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon
0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced
2.5 oz. apple cider
Combine the first three ingredients in an ice filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling cider. Stir well. Garnish with Citrus wedges and or apple slices.