Holiday Party Staple: Cranberry Whiskey Sour

A fresh cranberry simple syrup with hints of cinnamon give this holiday cocktail a flavorful kick.

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

Guests always appreciate a tasty cocktail that has festive flavor with a little kick!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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Ingredients for Cocktail

Yield: 1 pitcher

  • 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

Ingredients for Simple Syrup

  • 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.

Make Cocktail

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.

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