Jingle Juice is the perfect cranberry & sage whisky cocktail for all of your holiday celebrations!
1 ½ oz Virginia-Highland Whisky
1 oz cranberry sage simple syrup*
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
½ oz Cointreau
Fresh red cranberries
Combine first 5 ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until shaker is completely frosted.
Pour into a sugar rimmed glass and top with 2 dashes of orange bitters.
Stir and garnish with 2-3 red cranberries.
*Recipe for cranberry sage simple syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup fresh whole red cranberries, 4 cinnamon sticks, 10 fresh sage leaves. Combine water and sugar in medium saucepan. Reduce over medium heat. Add cranberries, cinnamon sticks and sage leaves. Bring ingredients to a boil, then remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Muddle, then strain syrup. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Yields 1 ¼ cups
Jessica Bullard of The Virginia Distillery Company
299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949