This delightful Cranberry Spritzer Cocktail is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday season.
Here, the classic flavor combination of cranberry, orange, and cinnamon is complemented by the unexpected addition of cumin.
Add a little vodka for a fun adults-only treat, or skip it for a pleasant mocktail everyone can enjoy. Cheers!
Cinnamon and Cumin-Infused Cranberry Spritzer Cocktail
Ingredients for Cranberry Spritzer Cocktail:
- 1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries 1⁄4 c. honey
- 1⁄2 c. water
- 2 T whole cumin seeds
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 3 c. unsweetened cranberry juice
- 2 medium organic oranges, each cut into 8 wedges Optional: 1⁄2 c. vodka
- 3 c. sparkling water
- Additional cinnamon sticks
- 6 long rosemary sprigs, lower leaves removed, and threaded with fresh cranberries
Directions for cranberry spritzer:
Step 1: Add cranberries, honey, water, cumin seeds, and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, or until the honey is melted and the spices are intensely fragrant.
Step 2: Remove from heat and transfer to a large glass or other non-reactive bowl.
Add cranberry juice, orange wedges, and vodka, if using. Refrigerate for several hours to overnight.
Step 3: Once thoroughly chilled, remove from refrigerator and firmly squeeze each orange wedge into the bowl to capture the juice before discarding.
Strain mixture with a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids.
Step 4: To serve, fill serving glasses with ice and add enough of the seasoned cranberry juice mixture to fill each glass about 1/3 full.
Top off each glass with sparkling water and stir to combine. Taste and sweeten with additional honey, if desired.
Garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or rosemary skewers and serve immediately.
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