Holiday Party Staple: Cranberry Whiskey Sour
A fresh cranberry simple syrup with hints of cinnamon give this holiday cocktail a flavorful kick.
- 2 cups bourbon
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- chilled cranberries, for garnish
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
Make Simple Syrup
1: Make a cranberry simple syrup by placing 4 cups of fresh cranberries, 4 cups of water, 4 cups of sugar and 4 cinnamon sticks in a pan.
2: Cook on high until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries burst open.
3: Strain the syrup into a tempered-glass container and allow to cool.
1: Mix half of the simple syrup with the citrus juices and the bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
2: Pour into a highball glass. (You can serve with or without ice.)
3: Garnish with a cinnamon stick and chilled cranberries.