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Cranberry Gin Smash


1 ounce cranberry spice simple syrup (recipe follows)

1 ounce lemon juice

2 ounces Hat Trick Botanical Gin

Rosemary sprig for garnish

Cranberries for garnish

Orange peel for garnish

Cranberry Spice Simple Syrup

1 cinnamon stick

1 (2 inch long) piece of orange peel (no pith)

10 cranberries

1 cup sugar

3 sprigs fresh rosemary


Fill a cocktail tin halfway with ice. Add simple syrup, lemon juice, and gin, then shake well for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over a few cubes of ice or into a coupe. Garnish with rosemary sprig, skewered cranberries, and orange peel.

Cranberry Spice Simple Syrup

  1. To a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine cinnamon, orange peel, cranberries, and one cup water. Simmer for 30 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Strain through a mesh strainer into a jar or lidded container, then add sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Add rosemary and allow to cool completely. Remove rosemary before serving. Syrup can be stored in refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.