Hello! Happy New Year! Was it hard returning from vacation? It was for me! Ever since this Powerball lottery situation has shot up. If you’ve been living under a rock or like me Pretty Little Liars has taken over your twitter feed, the powerball is up to 1.5 billion DOLLARS! I’ve been dreaming of what it would be like to be a billionaire-extraordinaire! I mean, can you imagine winning this money? What would you do with it? I’ve been thinking long and hard on this and I’m still unsure.
Honestly, I know I’m going to win but in reality our chances for winning this lottery are slim. But I’ll take the chance even if it’s small. And while I’m waiting, I’ll be sipping on this delicious cocktail as if I was a PowerBALLER. The ingredients are easy. You’ll combine cranberry and blood orange infused simple syrup, bourbon (because y’all it’s winter!), and some ginger beer, shake it up, pour over a big round ice cube (that’s your powerball), and add a bit of anise for an extra hit of spice.
makes 1 cocktail
3 oz bourbon
1.5 oz cranberry and blood orange simple syrup
2 oz ginger beer
Combine and shake, pour over large round ice cube, garnish with star anise and cranberry
CRANBERRY & BLOOD ORANGE SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 blood orange, sliced
handful of cranberries halved
Combine sugar and water in pot over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Add fruit and let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
May the odds be ever in your favor while you sip this and dream of a life of luxury.