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.
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!
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1 tbsp cranberry simple syrup*
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- 1 orange peel
- cranberries and rosemary for garnish, optional
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
- 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
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.