Thanksgiving is right around the corner or for many of us Thanksgivukkuh. So here come some great recipes and ideas for our favorite two holidays!!
Every Thanksgiving my sisters and I like to create a new signatiure drink befitting of the season. Susan found a recipe for cranberry simple syrup, picked up some pomegranate vodka and we were set. As a granish we skewered whole cranberries on a drink pick and froze them. It was a great extra touch and it really did make a good stirrer that kept our drinks cool.
Cranberry Simple Syrup
2 1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (8 ounces)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, and water to a simmer over medium. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries are tender but haven't burst, 10 minutes. Let cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard cranberries. Pour simple syrup in a small pitcher and reserve in the refrigerator until cocktail time.
Cranberry Pomegranate Martini
1 oz Cranberry Simple Syrup
4 oz Pomegranate Vodka
whole fresh cranberries skewered on a tooth pick or short skewer
Fill a cocktail shaker or anther container with ice. Pour in 1oz of premade cranberry simple syrup and 4oz of pomegranate vodka. Put on lid and shake for 15 seconds until nice and chilled. Pour alcohol mixture without ice into a glass and add cranberry skewer for garnish.