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