Holiday 75 Cocktail
Who else needs a cocktail or 10 to get them through the holidays? I know I do. This holiday season you HAVE to try this cocktail out- it has all of those delicious familiar holiday flavors that you love and so easy to make! If you want to make this for a crowd you can do a large pitcher of the simple syrup and gin then add to a glass of chilled Champagne. Yum!
- Yield: 4 cocktails
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
2 pieces of orange peel
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 oz cranberry simple syrup
2 oz Gin
Juice from half a lemon
In a pan over medium high heat add the sugar, water, cranberries, cinnamon stick, and orange peel
Let it come up to a boil, then turn it down to medium to let it simmer. Cook until the cranberries pop and the syrup becomes a beautiful red color, about 5 minutes
Let it cool completely
In a shaker with ice add the simple syrup, gin, and lemon juice. Shake until chilled
Strain into champagne glasses and top with chilled champagne. Garnish with an orange peel and frozen cranberries. How delicious is that?!