Food Culture of the South
1 ounce Cranberry Business (recipe follows)
¾ ounce bourbon
¼ ounce Royal Combier
Garnish: Orange peel
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.
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