Heather Hamilton at Haberdish in Charlotte concocts the Gift of Cheer, a festive cocktail featuring Muddy River spiced rum, brandy cherry syrup and lemon juice, finished with an egg white froth and a Cheerwine Holiday Punch floater, garnished with a dehydrated lemon wheel and flower for a touch of holiday elegance.



Add all the ingredients (except Cheerwine Holiday Punch) and ice to a cocktail tin and shake. Strain out ice and shake again.

Add to a Collins glass with ice, and top with Holiday Cheerwine Punch floater. Garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel and flower.