Cranberry Old Fashioned

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.