ADVENT CALENDAR: WINTER SOLSTICE

"Winter Solstice" is next in the advent calendar. Today is the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. I was always fascinated that Stonehenge was built to align with the sunset on the winter solstice and people figured that out 5,000 years ago. I made a mini Stonehenge with the ice cubes for the theme and wanted a drink that had the glow of a sunset.

For the drink:

-1 1/2 oz gin (Jaisalmer)

-1/4 oz allspice liqueur (St. Elizabeth)

-1 oz fresh blood orange juice

-1/2 oz ginger simple syrup


Garnish:

Ice


Glassware:

Double rocks


Combine all the cocktail ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for ten seconds. Pour through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer into your glass. Garnish.


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