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RECIPE: Spiced Cranberry Cocktail

Still looking for the killer Christmas cocktail?

Try this spiced Cranberry Cocktail from SarahsJoys.com.

The special difference is simple syrup infused with allspice, cloves, fresh ginger, cinnamon and fresh cranberries; then blend with vodka and a splash of club soda. The cranberries and mint leaf are a perfect holiday garnish.

The simple syrup can be made in advance (just simmer in a saucepan) and stored in the fridge.

RECIPE: CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL

Ingredients For Simple Syrup

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 12 whole allspice berries
  • 12 whole cloves
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    The cocktail that shouts “Christmas!” Photo courtesy SarahsJoys.com.

  • 1 to 1-1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
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    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1 ounce cranberry syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Optional: 1/2 ounce triple sec or other orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Garnish: uncooked whole cranberries and mint leaves
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    Preparation

    1. MAKE simple syrup. Inspect your spices to be sure they are fresh. Allspice that’s been on your shelf for years won’t pack much of a punch.

    2. COMBINE water, sugar, allspice, cloves, ginger and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. When the sugar has dissolved, add the cranberries. Bring to a boil and boil until the cranberries pop, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for one hour. Then strain mixture through a fine sieve, gently pressing with the back of a rubber spatula or wood spoon to extract the juices. Cool and refrigerate until ready to make drink.

    3. COMBINE the cranberry syrup, optional triple sec and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Fill a rocks glass with ice and strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass. Top with club soda. Garnish and serve.
    Here’s the full recipe with step-by-step photos.

     
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