What’s this drink? Ummm…no…really…what’s this drink? Hold, please, must go shuffle recipes around. Eight cocktails in…things are getting a bit fuzzy. Cranberry Fizz! It’s a Cranberry Fizz!
Like the glass? Hand blown. Made to my specifications by a glass blower in Winthrop. If you happen to be in the area, I highly recommend a stop at Glassworks of Winthrop. Beautiful stuff.
Back to the cocktail! There’s a couple of steps to take ahead of time on this one, so be prepared for that. First, I made some festive ice cubes the night before. I dropped three fresh cranberries into the tray, filled it with water and tossed it in the freezer. At the same time I prepared the cranberry syrup:
1 c unsweetened cranberry juice
1/2 c sugar
juice from one orange
Combine the above three ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook on medium-high heat until simmering. Turn down slightly and cook until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. This process took about 15 minutes.
Put festive ice cubes into two glasses. Split the syrup between the two glasses. Add three shots of vodka (or so…it’s all to taste). Add a generous squirt of lime juice (again, to taste). Top with sparkling water. Enjoy!
Four cocktails left! Would you like a preview? A teaser? Santa’s Helper…a seasonal favorite. Peppermint Martini, also a returning cocktail. The North Pole. And, a Christmas Cosmo. Buckle up, kids, I think this is a ride you’re going to want to stick around for!