Courtesy of Michael Salmon at the Hartstone Inn and Traditional Home magazine…this is what we drank during our photo shoot. SO yummy, perfectly refreshing, with just the right amount of sweetness. I am sharing this with you to enjoy with loved ones at your holiday parties.
Cranberry Syrup Base ingredients:
12-ounce package of fresh or frozen cranberries
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup limoncello
2 dashes bitters
Ingredients: 1 (4-ounce) drink
2 1/2 ounces (5 Tbsp) Cranberry Syrup Base
1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp) citrus flavored vodka
Fresh or frozen cranberries
Cranberry Syrup Base: In a large saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Place mixture in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend (or process) for 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, discarding cranberry seeds and skin. Stir in fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, limoncello, and bitters. Cover and chill to store.
Directions: For each cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Cranberry Syrup Base and vodka. Cover and shake; strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and the lemon wedge.
Photo courtesy of Traditional Home magazine.