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Tiki Says: Try A Cranberry Old-Fashioned

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Welcome to a new weekly article about popular drink recipes from our own Flagler County. Maybe you’ve heard of them but have you tried Mark Wood’s renditions? Give it a mix and let us know what you think.

This week is a Cranberry Old-Fashioned.

A delicious holiday spin on a classic.

I love to make special and unique cocktails for the holiday season. This cocktail looks great on the table and is perfect for the winter holidays!

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tbsp cranberry simple syrup*
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 orange peel
  • cranberries and rosemary for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Put the simple syrup, bitters, and orange peel in the glass.
  • Gently muddle (press ingredients together) and stir for a few seconds.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Pour the whiskey over the ice.
  • Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, if desired.

*Cranberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the cranberries, water, and sugar in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes until the cranberries are soft and falling apart.
  • Remove from heat. Strain the cranberry simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Let the cranberries sit in the strainer for a few minutes to remove as much of the syrup as possible.

Written By

Mark Woods (aka TikiTender) has been part of the local hospitality industry for the past 25 years. He received his nickname while bartending on the pool deck at the old Palm Coast Resort & Marina before spending a decade behind the bar at The Golden Lion in Flagler Beach. Mark now owns Fun Coast Bartending, an event bartending company. In his spare time, he is one of the owners of The Humidor Cigar Bar in European Village and hosts a radio show on Surf 97.3 in Flagler Beach.

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