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High Wire’s Cranberry Smash

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High Wire’s Cranberry Smash
Cranberry Gin Smash from High Wire Distillery. Photo by Christina Oxford

What better time for aspiring home bartenders to showcase their cocktail prowess than the holidays? Scott Blackwell of High Wire Distillery in Charleston, South Carolina, shares his perfect party cocktail: the Cranberry Gin Smash. It combines a cranberry simple syrup with High Wire’s flagship spirit, Hat Trick Botanical Gin. Blackwell wanted to make the cocktail party-friendly, so the cranberry syrup can be made in a large batch ahead of time and held in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Want to really get the good times rolling? Mix a large batch of the drink and serve it as a crowd-pleasing punch.

 

Cranberry Gin Smash
From Scott Blackwell of High Wire Distillery in Charleston, South Carolina