With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is cranberry season. Today we offer you a cocktail that is a perfect companion to the flavors of Thanksgiving and one that we will be imbibing as our pre-turkey aperitif. It is a simple variation on the Old Fashioned that uses cranberries in the muddle to add brightness and fresh rosemary to add an herbal twist.
Cranberry Old Fashioned
Take a large Lowball glass and rub the interior with a sprig of fresh rosemary until it has the subtle scent of the herb. To this glass add:
- 6 Fresh Cranberries
- 1 Slice of Orange with Rind
- 1 Sugar Cube
- 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
- 2 Ounces of Well Bred Bourbon Whiskey
Muddle all Together and Top with Crushed Ice. Stir Gently to Chill.
Top with a Splash of Club Soda. Garnish with Fresh Cranberries Speared on a Rosemary Sprig.