Cranberry Celebration

A nice choice for holiday entertaining, this fresh-flavored cranberry cocktail is made with vodka, a cranberry-orange reduction, lemon juice and club soda.

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Cranberry Celebration

Cranberry Celebration

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A nice choice for holiday entertaining, this fresh-flavored cranberry cocktail is made with vodka, a cranberry-orange reduction, lemon juice and club soda.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 ounces Ketel One Citroen vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of cranberry reduction (see below)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. Combine first four ingredients in a mixing glass. Vigorously shake with ice and pour contents into a rocks glass (fine strain over new ice if you prefer no bits of cranberry). Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cranberry and mint sprig.

Notes

How to make cranberry reduction:

To make a cranberry reduction, take a 12-ounce bag of cranberries, rinse and add 4 ounces of orange juice and 4 ounces of simple syrup. Bring it to a boil, and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out the solids, then chill in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the reduction to thicken.

Makes 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups

Recipe courtesy Ketel One Vodka