Who says cranberries are only for the holidays? For those of you who love them, I have a gorgeous and delicious cocktail for you to try. It’s a variation on the classic Lemon Drop with a soft kick – The Cranberry Lemon Drop. Enjoy!
Cranberry Lemon Drop Cocktail
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
1 cup (8oz) cranberry simple syrup
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup vodka
Ice for shaking
Cranberry SImple Syrup
2 cups chopped cranberries
1 ½ cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
Coarsely chop the cranberries and place in a medium saucepan with water. Simmer the cranberries for 20 minutes.
Gently mash the cranberries and strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer (you should have about 1 cup of juice, add more water if not).
Place the juice back in the saucepan with 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Fill a shaker halfway with large chunks of ice. Add in 2 oz (¼ cup) of each the cranberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.
Shake until mixed and chilled well, and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy immediately!
*Please drink responsibly*
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