Vodka Cranberry Smash

Have you ever gotten sauced on cranberries?  How about smashed on cranberry sauce?  Today’s clever cocktail is a simple concoction that will make you want to have a bit of extra cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving.  The Vodka Cranberry Smash couldn’t be easier to make and is a tart, refreshing cocktail that is the perfect pre-curser to the turkey.

Vodka Cranberry Smash

In a shaker glass ½ filled with cracked ice add:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Cranberry Sauce*
  • 1 Tablespoon of Orange Juice
  •  1 ½ Ounces of Vodka

Shake like crazy to break down the cranberry sauce and chill well. Pour all into an oversized lowball glass, top with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

*If using canned cranberry sauce, dice into small pieces to make it easier to combine. For a sweeter version substitute the club soda with 7up.