Cranberry Cocktails for Turkey Day


Thanks to "Sex in the City," a Cosmopolitan (aka "a cosmo") is the ultimate cranberry cocktail, but you can do so much more with that humble cranberry juice.

Here is a round up of print and web recipes for cranberry libations:

From Ocean Spray, The Cranberry Raspberry Flirtini

2 ounces Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce raspberry liqueur
1 ounce champagne or sparkling wine
Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries and fresh raspberries, garnish

Combine the cranberry juice cocktail, vodka, and liqueur in an ice-filled martini shaker. Shake gently and strain into a large martini glass. Top with champagne and garnish with fresh cranberries and raspberries.

Makes 1 serving.

From Food and Wine, Agave Negro

From Gourmet, Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

From Bon Appetit, Cranberry Kir

From Martha Stewart, Mulled Cranberry Cocktail

1 quart cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons water

In a medium saucepan, combine the juice, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer while you prepare the cranberry garnish.

In another saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons water. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until cranberries pop and are coated with the sugar mixture.

Let cranberries cook, and thread 3 to 4 berries on four decorative skewers. Pour the hot cranberry cocktail into four glasses, and garnish with cranberry skewers. 

From The Food Network, Ginger Cranberry Cocktail

From, Italian Wedding Cake Martini

Let us not forget the simple, but delightful Seabreeze cocktail, sweet, tart and not too strong:

1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 shot vodka

Pour ingredients over ice,  Serve with a stirrer.

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