With Thanksgiving and the holidays quickly approaching, I decided to add a cranberry twist to the original, substituting the classic gin and lemon with Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka and a bit of tart cranberry juice (the unsweetened kind).
The recipe below includes instructions for two cocktails, but if you're entertaining a crowd, you can multiply the recipe to fill a pitcher, and then just top off with champagne as your guests arrive.
Don't forget the fresh cranberry garnish!
Disclaimer: This recipe was created as part of my ongoing sponsored collaboration with Smirnoff. All opinions are, of course, my own. Please remember to always drink responsibly!
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Cranberry 75 Cocktail
Yields 2 cocktails (multiply as necessary!)
2oz Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka
2 teaspoons simple syrup
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsweetened cranberry juice
4oz sparkling white wine such as Cava
Combine vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and cranberry juice in a shaker with ice. Shake until frosty then pour evenly into two champagne flutes. Top with sparkling white wine and garnish with fresh cranberries.