Friday, November 15, 2019

Cranberry Cocktails - 'Winter Cabin'


Cranberry syrup infuses this vivid drink with color and the sweet earthiness characteristic of this cold-season fruit. It is made for crisp weather. In early winter I use our own aromatic Thai limes, right off our trees, overwintering in the bedroom.

If you are not used to working with fluid ounces, 1 fl oz = 2 tablespoons! But as long as you keep the recipe's ratio's accurate, you can wing it by using 'parts' rather than ounces. This is such a good drink that it is useful for a crowd, in which case go for cups as your base measure and stir well with ice in a tall jug before pouring.

‘Winter Cabin’
Makes 1 drink

For the rim:

1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon lime zest

Place the juice and sugar in two separate saucers. Mix the zest into the sugar. Dip the rim of the cocktail glass into the lime juice and then gently into the zested mixture. Allow to sit for a few minutes before pouring the cocktail.

For the cocktail:

2 1/2  ounces white rum*
1 ounce Cranberry Syrup
1/2 ounce Chartreuse
1 ounce lime juice

Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain, and pour.

* Or substitute vodka, gin or silver Tequila. Different, but good.

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