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Taylor Galyean, my brother in law and one of our Brand Evangelists , recently served this cocktail at a party in NOLA. It sure sounds like a hell of a winter cocktail.
The cocktail is:
1 1/2 oz of Smooth Ambler Rye
1 oz of Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup
Splash of Soda
Garnish with Cooked Cranberries and Wedge of Lime
To make the Cranberry Simple Syrup…
Heat equal parts of sugar and water until sugar is dissolved and clear
Add cranberries and spice sachet
Bring to boil and simmer for three minutes
Remove spice sachet and discard
Remove cranberries and reserve for garnish
The quantity of cranberries should be the same as the sugar or water (if one cup sugar and one cup water for the simple syrup then one cup of cranberries is to be used)
The spice sachet is to be 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, and 2 green cardamon pods (per cup of water used). Lightly crush the cardamon pods and put all the spices in cheese cloth tied into a sachet so that it can be easily removed from the simple syrup.