This week here in the Houston area, temperature is going to be around 70⁰F so it is not going to be very cold. A light jacket is enough to go out; you can even walk around with short sleeves. But it is usually very cloudy without any sunlight. During this time of year I like to whip up some favorite cocktail with season’s favorite cranberries. I made this cranberry ginger orange bourbon fizz; it is great drink for any party.
I like fruity cocktails, it was introduced by my friend and co-worker when I was in West Virginia, and till that time I was solely a beer drinker. Yes that too only an occasional Heineken. When we went for a dinner, my friend told me to try this drink (margarita) and was sure that I will like it. When I tasted it I fell in love with it. After my daughter’s birth as I had no baby sitters, I decided to make cocktails at home. I learnt to make cocktails from a neighbor who had some experience bartending. She made margarita for us. After that I got courage to try drinks at home. I would occasionally make a different combo and savor the various tastes it would give. Since I am a fan of fruits, I always go for fruity drinks.
For this recipe I used frozen cranberries which I received as sample from Cape Cod. I need to do a baking recipe and beverage recipe with it. I made cranberry orange muffins with orange streusel topping.You can find Cape Cod Select Premium Cranberries from these stores look at frozen sections.
To make this cocktail you first need to make simple syrup with cranberry and ginger. Simple syrup is sugar syrup made with equal amount of water and sugar. For this I also added cranberries and ginger along with sugar. I have earlier tried cranberry pickle so I know ginger and cranberries go well so that combo I used for for simple syrup. Color of cranberries when ooze out it juice is always beautiful.
Once you made your simple syrup then next thing is to make the cocktail, with fresh orange juice, then bourbon and club soda. Top with more frozen cranberries and rosemary. Your festive drink is ready. Looking forward to holiday parties then serves this cocktail, everybody will like it.
Here are the ingredients you need to make this delicious drink.
Cranberry ginger orange bourbon fizz: A Holiday cocktail
- ¼ cup frozen cranberries
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 inch ginger
- 2 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce cranberry ginger simple syrup
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- 6 ounce club soda / sparkling water
- Frozen Cranberries, Rosemary Sprig, Ice
cranberry ginger simple syrup
- First make cranberry ginger simple syrup by adding all ingredients in the sauce pan and heat until sugar dissolves and cranberries start to bursts. Strain and set aside the cranberry ginger simple syrup.
For the DrinkIn a tall glass add ice, and then add bourbon, cranberry- ginger simple syrup, orange juice and club soda or sparkling water. Then top with frozen cranberries and fresh sprig of rosemary.Enjoy
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Disclosure: I received the samples from Cape cod select however all the opinion are mine.0
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.