Make Cranberry Old-Fashioned recipe for Thanksgiving happy hour. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes blog)
- For the Cranberry Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, plus more as garnish
- Pinch of salt
- Splash of water
- For the Drink:
- Angostura bitters
- Bourbon of choice
- Orange peel, as garnish
- Place a saucepan over medium heat and add the sugar, fresh cranberries, pinch of salt and splash of water. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, until cranberries have softened and turned into a sauce. Using a spatula, press the cranberries down, until very soft. Run the mixture through a strainer and discard the pulp. Allow to cool to room temperature before using.
- To make the cocktail, add about 3 liquid ounces of syrup to each glass. Add two dashes of bitters, 2 liquid ounces bourbon, a splash of sparkling water and ice. Stir until combined, and garnish with an orange peel. Repeat the process until all the other cocktails are assembled.