Spiced Cranberry Holiday Punch

Skip the traditional cranberry sauce and surprise your holiday guests with a spirit for the season! Created by Anthony Rico, Director of Food & Beverage at The Westin Nashville, this robust cocktail combines the rich flavors of rum and cranberry with the freshness of citrus and rosemary. Available for a limited time at the hotel’s signature restaurant Decker & Dyer during the holiday season.
November 15, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Dark Rum (or Whiskey)
  • 1 ounce Spiced Cranberry Syrup (brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, unsweetened cranberry juice, apple cider)
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1/2 ounce filtered water
  • Garnished w/rosemary sprig, fresh cranberry, orange pee

Instructions

1. Create Spiced Cranberry Syrup by combining brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, unsweetened cranberry juice and apple cider in a small pot on medium-high until syrup thickens

2. Add rum, Spiced Cranberry Syrup, bitters, water and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined

3. Strain over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with rosemary sprig, fresh cranberry, orange peel. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces Dark Rum (or Whiskey)
  • 1 ounce Spiced Cranberry Syrup (brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, unsweetened cranberry juice, apple cider)
  • 4 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1/2 ounce filtered water
  • Garnished w/rosemary sprig, fresh cranberry, orange pee
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