A classic cocktail gets a festive twist with a special simple syrup. You'll use only 1 tbsp of the syrup in each cocktail, so store the leftovers in a jar in the fridge to sweeten chai tea or to make a specialty coffee.
- Portion size 2 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine
Spiced Simple Syrup:
MethodSpiced Simple Syrup: Using bottom of small heavy saucepan, lightly crush cinnamon sticks, allspice, cardamom, star anise and cloves; place in saucepan. Add 2 cups water and ginger; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 20 minutes.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Strain syrup into bowl; let cool.
Makeahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 months.
Divide cranberries between 2 oldfashioned glasses. In cocktail shaker or glass measure, stir together ice, whisky, vermouth, bitters and 2 tbsp of the spiced simple syrup until cold.
Strain into prepared glasses.
Nutritional facts per serving: about
- Sodium 8 mg
- Sugars 19 g
- Calories 249.0
- Total fat 0 g
- Potassium 34 mg
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat 0 g
- Total carbohydrate 23 g
- Iron 1.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin C 2.0