Cranberry Cocktails 3 Ways

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Cranberry Cocktails Three Ways – How can you go wrong with a festive cranberry cocktail for holiday entertaining? I make this Cranberry Ginger Syrup and Steve has three different cocktails to make.We have no order of preference but with this syrup he can make a Cranberry Martini, a Cranberry Mimosa, and a cranberry Margurita. I make the first of many batches of the syrup starting in November and this will carry us through the holidays with ease. We can even mix the syrup with sparkling water and have a refreshing non alcoholic option!

Cranberry Ginger Cocktail

2 oz of Cranberry Ginger Syrup
1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed Lime Juice
1 ½ oz Vodka*
Club soda or sparkling water
Lime wedges & fresh cranberries for serving

Combine the cranberry syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake. Strain the contents of the shaker into a glass filled with ice. Add club soda or sparkling water to fill the glass, stir, garnish with lime wedges and fresh cranberries. Serve.

*For a change substitute Gin or Rum for the Vodka.

**To make a pitcher: of the Cranberry Ginger Cocktail
I Cup of Cranberry Ginger Syrup
¼ Cup fresh squeezed Lime Juice
1 ½ Cups Vodka
Club soda or sparkling water
Lime wedges & Fresh cranberries for serving

Combine the Cranberries, Lime Juice and Vodka in a pitcher. Chill well. When ready to serve pour 4 oz or ½ of the cranberry vodka mixture over ice in a glass. Fill the glass with sparkling water, stir and garnish with lime wedges.


Cranberry Ginger Martini

1 oz Cranberry Ginger Syrup
2 oz Vodka
Lime wedges & fresh cranberries for serving

Combine the cranberry syrup and vodka in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake well, about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and a toothpick with 3 fresh cranberries.

Cranberry Ginger Margarita

2 oz of Cranberry Ginger Syrup
2 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed Lime Juice
2 oz Tequila*
Salt for the rim of the glass
Lime wedges & fresh cranberries for serving

Pour the salt onto a plate. Rub the rim of a glass with the lime wedge to moisten then press the rim of a chilled glass into the salt on the plate for the salt rim

Combine the cranberry syrup, lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into the prepared glass, garnish with a lime wedge and cranberries, serve immediately.

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Cranberry Ginger Syrup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup of Sugar
  • 3 cups of Water
  • 2 cups +/- fresh Cranberries or frozen (8 oz)
  • 1” to 1 ½” piece of fresh Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce heat. Let the liquid simmer about 10 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Set the pan aside to cool. Once the liquid is cool strain the contents, pressing down on the solids. Yield 3 ½ Cups

Did you know the health benefits of Ginger? There is good reason to keep a batch of this Cranberry Ginger Syrup around all year. CLICK HERE to see the 15 Wonderful Health Benefits of Ginger!

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