Dress up your cranberry vodka cocktail for the holidays with rosemary and a few other subtle notes that will leave you feeling festive.
I was provided with complimentary vodka from Buckeye Vodka for this recipe. Recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up, please drink responsibly. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This content also contains Amazon affiliate links from which I earn on qualifying purchases.
While brainstorming names for this cocktail, I learned that a Cranberry Vodka is also known as a Cape Cod. Which sent me down a rabbit hole and ended up with me originally coming up with the name No Mass Holiday Cocktail. Because not only should you not be having mass gatherings this holiday season, but Cape Cod is in Massachusetts. So punny. But then I came up with this simpler name that better depicts what it is without seeing it first – a more festive Cranberry Vodka!
I cannot take any credit for this cocktail as my friend Haley has again come to my assistance. We both love playing around in the kitchen, but she has taken her cocktail making skills to another level and I tend to defer to her these days. And for good reason because this cocktail is delicious!
The base is like I mentioned, a cranberry vodka. But it gets a bit of festive flair with the addition of rosemary simple syrup and allspice dram (I even got to use my JoyJolt Black Swan glasses). Serve with a splash of bubbly if so inclined, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries (or step it up with sugared cranberries) and you are ready to take on the holidays!
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- 2 oz. Buckeye vodka
- 3/4 oz. rosemary simple syrup (homemade* or prepared)
- 1/4 oz. allspice dram
- 1/4 oz. orange liqueur
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 3 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
- 1-2 oz. Prosecco (optional)
- Fresh cranberries and rosemary, for garnish
*For homemade: Add 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 sprigs of rosemary to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Chill until ready to use.
Source: Haley, friend of The Spiffy Cookie.
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