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Food Culture of the South

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One cocktail

  • 1 ounce Cranberry Business (recipe follows)
  • ¾ ounce bourbon
  • ¼ ounce Royal Combier
  • Sparkling wine
  • Garnish: Orange peel
  • Cranberry Business
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • Peel of 1 orange, pith scraped away
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup sugar

In a cocktail tin, combine first three ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a white wine glass, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with orange peel.

Cranberry Business

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients except sugar. Bring mixture to a simmer, add sugar, and whisk until dissolved. Let simmer for 45 minutes (mixture should reduce slightly), then strain and cool.

  • Recipe by Todd Thrasher of Thrasher's Rum, Washington, DC

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