Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Jan 4, 2021
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Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
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Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail – Celebrate the holidays with this Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail! This easy yet impressive Christmas cocktail is made with homemade honey-cranberry syrup, warming bourbon, fresh citrus, sweet grapefruit juice, and fizzy ginger beer. If you like spiked drinks for the Holidays then you have to check out this Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail. This is so simple to make and delicious! Enjoy! 🥂

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Ingredients list for the Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

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1. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, honey, cranberries, rosemary (or thyme), and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 5 minutes or until the cranberries begin to burst, then remove from the heat. Allow cooling. Remove the thyme and ginger. Strain out the cranberries if you like.

2. In a large pitcher, combine the cranberry syrup mix, bourbon, elderflower liquor, grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Chill the mixture until you’re ready to serve. 

3. Add the ginger beer to the pitcher just before serving. Garnish each drink with a rosemary spring, a cinnamon stick, and star anise, if desired. Enjoy! ❤️ 🎄

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Tips for the Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

  • Add some fun garnishes like fresh cranberries, grapefruit or lime slices, if you like. Fresh pomegranate seeds also make a nice garnish for the Christmas cocktail.
  • The Christmas Bourbon cocktail is best kept in the refrigerator without the ginger ale. Mix in the ginger ale at the very last minute.

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