1 1⁄2 oz Rum, Appleton Reserve
1⁄2 oz Ginger syrup
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 twst Orange peel (Garnish)
1⁄2 oz Cranberry juice (Optional)

Muddle cranberries, add remaining ingredients with ice. Shake, double strain, chilled cocktail glass, garnish.


To make ginger syrup bring 1 cup water and 1 cup Demerara sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, stir till sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Place in blender with 1 cup diced ginger, purée. Fine strain and store for up to two weeks.

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Created by
Misty Kalkofen, Drink, Boston
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The American Cocktail, by the Editors of Imbibe Magazine

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  • Subbed: 0.5oz of rye (Rittenhouse) for 0.5 of rum; New Deal Ginger liqueur for syrup; my own homemade ginger citrus cranberry sauce for muddled cranberries (~ 0.5oz). Delicious holiday-themed punch! Lengthen with Q Light Ginger Beer as desired. — ★★★★
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