The right balance of sweet and tart, with the warmth of bourbon and subtle orange tones. This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail is bright, delicious, and perfect for the holiday season!
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Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail

The right balance of sweet and tart, with the warmth of bourbon and subtle orange tones. This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail is bright, delicious, and perfect for the holiday season! ***Sugared Cranberries are optional. Check the "Notes" for cooking times***
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 large cocktail
Calories 259kcal
Author Kathy McDaniel

Ingredients

For the Cocktail

  • 4 ounces cranberry juice (not cocktail)
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Sugared Cranberries Skewered for garnish (optional)

For the Sugared Cranberries

  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries

Instructions

For The Cranberries (optional)

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine ½ cup of water and ½ cup of sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the cranberries until well coated. Let them sit in the syrup for 30 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and let them dry for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll the cranberries in the remaining 1 ½ cup of sugar until well coated. Let them dry for about an hour.

For the Cocktail

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add the cranberry juice, maple syrup, bourbon and Grand Marnier.
  • Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a skewer of sugared cranberries (optional)

Notes

Sugared Cranberries: Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 3-5 Minutes Inactive Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 151mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg