The Santa Claus

A festive holiday cocktail with a brilliant red hue features Asbach brandy and the fresh fruit flavors of cherry, red currants, and pomegranate seeds.
Course Cocktails
Keyword Christmas


  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar plus more for garnishing glass
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup plus more for garnishing glass
  • 1 1/2 ounces Asbach® brandy
  • club soda
  • 1 fresh cherry
  • red currants
  • pomegranate seeds


  • Pour some grenadine in a saucer, and some powdered sugar into another saucer. Turn a cocktail glass upside down and dip rim into grenadine, then powdered sugar.
  • Pour brandy, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon grenadine into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into the prepared glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with fruit.