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
- 2 cups chopped cranberries
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
Cranberry Lemon Drop:
- 1 cup (8oz) cranberry simple syrup
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup vodka
- Ice for shaking
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*