Cranberry Orange Bourbon Smash
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Serves: 1 cocktail
For the Simple Syrup
  • ¾ cup frozen or fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cinnamon stick
For the Cocktail
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cranberry pulp from simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 cup of ice
  • ¾ oz cranberry thyme simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Schweppes┬« Orange Sparkling Water
For the Simple Syrup
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the cranberries have burst - about 5 minutes. Strain out the cranberries, thyme, and cinnamon stick and set aside to cool.
For the Cocktail
  1. In a shaker, combine the orange juice and 1 tbsp of pulp from the strained cranberries. Muddle until pulverized. Add bourbon, ice, and simple syrup and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  2. Pour full contents into a glass and top with 1 ounce of Schweppes Orange Sparkling Water. Stir and garnish with an orange wedge, thyme, and cinnamon stick.
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