Winter Wonder Jam Whisky Smash Cocktail

Winter Wonder Jam Whisky Smash Cocktail
The perfect holiday cocktail. Well balanced and super delicious!

Recipe developed by Sheeats.com

For the Winter Wonder Jam Whiskey Smash

Ingredients:

  • 1 TB Winter Wonder Jam
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • 2 TB orange juice (approx. 1 orange)
  • Ice
  • 1/3 c soda water or ginger beer

Directions:

  • Spoon preserve, bourbon, and orange juice into a cocktail mixer or large mason jar.
  • Top half-way up the container with ice cubes.
  • Cover and shake with enthusiasm for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass, top with soda or ginger beer, and serve with garnish.

For the Boozy Sugared Cranberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 c water
  • 1 c white sugar + ½ c white sugar
  • 1 TB pure vanilla extract
  • 1 TB orange zest (use the orange for the cocktail)
  • 1/3 c bourbon
  • 2 c fresh cranberries
  • Optional: 1 sprig of Rosemary

Directions:

  • Place water, 1 c white sugar, pure vanilla extract, orange zest, and bourbon in a pot over medium heat, stirring often. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat and stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cranberries to the slightly cooled simple syrup and let rest for 1 – 24 hours. The longer you leave the berries to sit in the syrup, the less tart and sweeter they’ll be.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper under a wire rack and pour the ½ c white sugar into a bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove the berries from the pot and allow to drain on the rack for a couple of minutes.
  • Roll the berries in the sugar and place back on the rack for about 45 minutes to dry completely.
  • If using, carefully skewer 2 berries with the Rosemary as a garnish. If not, just plop a couple of sugared berries in each drink!

Note: The boozy sugared cranberries will keep up to one week in the fridge. If they don’t all get used in drinks, serve them with desserts or cheese platters.

 

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