Nothing says winter time like cranberries, why not pair them with vodka and ginger beer to make a delicious beautiful cocktail. First we will make the cranberry syrup and then assemble the cocktail.
Cranberry-rosemary simple syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2/3 cup cranberries (frozen or fresh)
2 large sprigs of rosemary
Simmer water, sugar and cranberries in pan for 20 minutes or until cranberries break down. Once you have a sauce like mixture, pull off heat and strain through fine mesh strainer into a mason jar. Allow to cool with rosemary sprigs in it.
Cranberry-Rosemary- Mule Cocktail
1.5 ounces vodka
.75 ounces of lime juice
.5 ounces of cranberry rosemary syrup
Top with ginger beer
Garnish with cranberries, rosemary and powdered sugar (snow)
Happy New Year!