My mom's favorite drink is a Cape Codder - vodka and cranberry juice cocktail. This is a grown-up version featuring gin, perfect for the holidays and winter months. This rendition is a take on a recipe originally published in Imbibe Magazine. —Emily Nichols | www.hungryinlove.com
Cranberry Gin Smash Cocktail
rosemary simple syrup
Cranberry + Rosemary Sprig Garnish
Rosemary Simple Syrup
In This Recipe
First make your simple syrup. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Boil until all sugar has dissolved, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool, allowing rosemary to 'steep' in the syrup, 30-45 minutes.
Remove rosemary sprigs and transfer to airtight container. Chill before using.
To assemble your cocktail, muddle cranberries with rosemary simple syrup in a 16 oz pint glass.
Add ice to fill half the glass.
Add lemon juice + gin.
Cover with cocktail shaker and shake well for 10-15 seconds.
With a fine mesh strainer, strain liquid into serving glass.
To serve, add a couple fresh ice cubes (equally delicious straight up if you fancy).
Garnish with a rosemary sprig speared with a cranberry.