In last year's #ShopLocalAZ blog series, we talked about how we love to support local businesses this time of year. It’s so important to shop from local makers and what’s better than bringing them all together in a cocktail?!
A great way to do this is to hit up your neighborhood farmers market. At Phoenix Public Market, you can find everything for your holiday recipes and probably find a gift or two! For this recipe, we picked up a shrub from our friends at Shrubwell and fresh basil from Blue Sky Organic Farm.
For spirit, OHSO Distillery #Rum which is just a beautiful neutral sugar cane rum distilled locally in Scottsdale. You can even find OHSO at the Gilbert Farmers Market year-round with all their spirits.
Made all local prickly pear and fresh lemon, Prickly Pear Sour mixer transforms this cocktail into a Pink Christmas. With a splash of Shrubwell’s Strawberry Basil Peppercorn, all the red fruit notes come out to play with a bright tartness.
Getting creative the garnish is one of our favorite things to do. A simple strawberry cut in half dipped in pink peppercorn makes this cocktail festive and you get bursts of bright peppercorn as you drink.
Cactus Christmas Daiquiri
- 2oz OHSO #Rum
- 1oz Iconic Prickly Pear Sour
- 1/2oz Shrubwell Strawberry Basil Peppercorn Shrub
- 1oz Sparkling Water
- Strawberry half
- 1 teaspoon of pink peppercorn
-Combine all in a glass with ice
-Stir gently to combine
-Garnish with basil and strawberry half dipped in crushed pink peppercorn