This recipe by Jim Meehan is courtesy of Bon Appetit. An excellent cocktail all fall and winter long.
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1/2 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 1/2 cups London dry gin (such as Beefeater or Tanqueray)
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. off-dry Sherry (such as Lustau East India Solera)
6 mint sprigs
Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour off all but 1 cup simple syrup; refrigerate remaining syrup for another use.
Heat syrup in pan almost to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Add cranberries and simmer until they just begin to burst, 2-3 minutes. Let cool in syrup.
Place 2 Tbsp. drained cranberries and 6 Tbsp. cranberry syrup in a large pitcher. Add lemon wedges and orange slices. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, vigorously mash fruit. Stir in gin and Sherry. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Strain into a medium pitcher. Fill 3 glasses with crushed ice. Pour half of mixture into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into prepared glasses, then mound with more crushed ice. Garnish each with a mint sprig and 3 cranberries. Repeat to make 3 more cocktails.
One serving contains:
Calories (kcal) 236.1
Calories from Fat 0.0
Fat (g) 0.0
Saturated Fat (g) 0.0
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Carbohydrates (g) 19.4
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.3
Total Sugars (g) 18.4
Net Carbs (g) 18.9
Protein (g) 0.2
Sodium (mg) 3.2
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