Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Cocktail- Cranberry Orange

The perfect flavors of the holiday season include cranberries and oranges.  I found a dozen recipes on Pinterest using cranberries for a holiday drink.  I love cranberry and my hubby came home with two large boxes of mandarin oranges from a fundraising sale.  These are the tangerines that are sold under brand names like Cuties.  They are quick and easy to peel and just the right size for a snack.  They are also perfect for sweetening and taking the edge off of tart cranberry. 
Cranberry Christmas Cocktail
1 mandarin orange (Cuties)
8 large ice cubes
1 ½ cups Cranberry juice
1 12 oz. can ginger ale
And a good pour of Rye Whiskey
Place everything in a blender and run until ice is crushed. Garnish with a couple fresh cranberries or a skewer of candied cranberries.  You can leave out the whiskey to make it a mocktail or substitute prosecco or other sparkling wine to make it more bubbly.
Pour into a glass strained or unstrained. This recipe makes about 30 ounces or 5 6-ounce servings.

To find the rest of the Herbal Cocktails posted this month use the search code MOCKDEC, or for any of the 2018 monthly recipe themes use these search terms:
  January - Chicken Soup (ChickJan)  February - Beef Stew (StewFeb)
  March - Jambalaya (JambMar)
  May - Ham and Shrimp Dishes (ShrHamMay)
  June - Bread recipes (BreadJun)
  July - Grilling (GrillJul)
  August- Garden Delights (GardAug)
  September - Salsa, Corn and Jelly (SCJSep)
  October - Squash Dishes  (SquashOct)
  November - Pumpkin Recipes (PumpNov)
  December - Herbal Cocktails (MockDec)

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