Sunday, June 7, 2020

Spiced Cranberry Old Fashioned

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

I can’t finish amongst the festive cocktails! They are so freaking fun to brand too they brand me so happy. These are and so delicious and they’ll warm yous right upwardly. The spiced cranberry simple syrup is sooo good in addition to I desire to add it to everything!

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

The syrup is what makes these so delicious. And the bourbon of grade. But the syrup! It’sec made amongst fresh cranberries, star anise, whole allspice and cloves, in addition to cinnamon sticks. It makes your house aroma similar the holidays and gives these cocktails the perfect total of subtle spice.

The bourbon is strong, and so y'all don’t go hit inward the face up amongst cinnamon too clove, simply it’s definitely there. In the best way!

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

I besides made sugared cranberries which are i of my favorite cocktail garnishes during the holidays. I mean, how pretty are they?!?!

They are and so slowly to make too. You only boil H2O together with carbohydrate similar you’re making uncomplicated syrup, throw in your cranberries, together with turn off the rut. Then y'all let them cool for an hr, and so ringlet them in saccharide until they await similar pretty fiddling sparkly snow covered cranberries! Slightly obsessed.

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

I nonetheless added the regular stuff to these. H5N1 crimson, orange peel, too a big ice cube. They’re but extra special as well as enhanced with the cranberry syrup!

You could throw in a cinnamon stick for extra festive-ness as well. I totally meant to only forgot. You’d get even more spice and so!

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

The funny matter is, I’1000 non a large difficult liquor person. Or drinker, actually. Unless it’s tequila inwards a margarita or carmine wine! But I totally dearest an one-time fashioned if it’sec super common cold outside or if I’1000 inwards the mood for something a fiddling heavier. I definitely think of them every bit more than of a cozy winter beverage. And straight off alongside the cranberry syrup even more!

Bourbon makes me think of my mom in addition to grandma because they both love it. They’ve always been into bourbon as well as cokes for as long equally I can retrieve, as well as these bourbon slushies that my aunt makes.

Totally making these for them!

Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned

Absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving table! Or Thanksgiving happy hour amongst THIS.


Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Old Fashioned with Sugared Cranberries

This spiced cranberry bourbon onetime fashioned is the perfect holiday cocktail! The uncomplicated syrup is made alongside fresh cranberries, star anise, cinnamon & clove!



Prep Time xx minutes

Total Time twenty minutes

Servings one cocktail, is easily multiplied


For the spiced cranberry syrup

  • i

  • one
    loving cup

  • 2
    fresh cranberries

  • two
    star anise pods

  • 2
    cinnamon sticks

  • i
    whole allspice

  • one
    whole cloves

For the sugared cranberries

  • ane/ii

  • i one/two

  • 12
    fresh cranberries (i pocketbook)

For the former fashioned

  • one
    spiced cranberry syrup

  • two
    cocktail bitters

  • ii

  • splash of society soda

  • orangish peel

  • maraschino cherries

  • sugared cranberries

  • cinnamon sticks for garnish, optional


  1. Make the spiced cranberry syrup. In a medium saucepan, convey the H2O, carbohydrate, cranberries, star anise, cinnamon sticks, allspice, as well as cloves to a boil. Boil for four-five minutes, or until cranberries first to outburst together with the syrup is a rich reddish colour. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, strain syrup through a fine meshing strainer together with discard cranberries, star anise, cinnamon sticks, allspice, as well as clove. Syrup tin can live stored in the refrigerator inwards an airtight container for upwardly to 2 weeks.

  2. Make the sugared cranberries. Bring water in addition to ½ cup of the saccharide to a boil. Once boiling, stir for 30 seconds until dissolved. Remove from heat as well as stir inward the cranberries. Stir until completely coated, and then transfer to a wire rack to dry. Let dry for an 60 minutes, and then curlicue inward the remaining saccharide, working inward batches. Transfer dorsum to the rack, together with permit dry out for an additional 60 minutes. Store inward a cool, dry out place.

  3. To make the former fashioned, add an water ice cube or ii to your glass. (I have the large water ice cube mold then I merely used one). Add the cranberry syrup, the cocktail bitters, too the bourbon. Add a splash of gild soda in addition to stir. Finish alongside an orange twist, a maraschino scarlet, a handful of sugared cranberries, too a cinnamon stick if desired. Serve!

Recipe Notes

*Makes enough spiced cranberry syrup for several cocktails, together with makes a ton of sugared cranberries!