The Cranberry Spice cocktail, often shortened to just “Cranberry”, is a popular cocktail that is consumed during the seasonal holiday season. The drink dates back centuries. Its origin can be traced back to colonial America where it was first used as a way to help prevent illness during the winter months.
The Cranberry Spice cocktail has many variations and stories about its origin. But what is certain is that it has become an iconic drink for the holiday season in North America – especially in New England where it was first developed nearly 300 years ago.Cranberry Spice is a classic holiday cocktail. It’s sweet and tart cranberries, orange and ginger make for a perfect Christmas party drink.
⅛ fresh orange
1 ½ ounce Cranberry Spice Vodka Infusion
½ ounce Cointreau
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
Garnish: Spiced Sugar rim
1 fresh or frozen cranberry
1. Rim a chilled cocktail glass with Spiced Sugar and set aside.
2. Squeeze orange wedge into cocktail shaker and drop in.
3. Fill with ice. Add infused vodka, Cointreau, juice, and simple syrup. Cap mixer 4. glass and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
5. Garnish and serve.
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