Christmas Cheer - Week 1 Spiced Rum and Cranberry Cocktail
Makes 1 pitcher - about 6 drinks
1 bag fresh or frozen cranberries 1.5 cups water 2 oranges 8 sprigs rosemary 2tbs brown sugar 2 cups ginger beer 6oz. spiced rum club soda
In a medium sauce pan add water, about 3/4 of the bag of cranberries, 2 sprigs of rosemary, sugar and the zest of 1 orange. Bring to a boil and allow to reduce for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and allow to cool in the fridge.
Add spiced rum, ginger beer and cold cranberry mixture to a pitcher. Slice the orange and add remaining cranberries. Allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
Top up the pitcher with soda (Optional). Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary and an orange curl.