Cranberry Whiskey Crush


The Holidays are here. That means lots of holiday parties. Your holiday cocktail party needs a signature drink,  in addition to the wine and champagne.  The drink should be festive and somewhat out of the ordinary but easy enough to whip up as each guest arrives.

cranberry crush

I give you the Cranberry Whisky Sparkler.  Whiskey has never been on my preferred liquor lists. It seemed to heavy, too dark for my tastes. I have had quite a few requests for a cocktail using it this winter. So  I have jazzed it up with cinnamon, allspice and “cutie” orange peel. Mix this  with cranberry ginger ale and you have a delicious drink.

Makes 8 drinks.





2 cups of Jameson  Irish Whiskey

2 Cinnamon sticks

12 allspice berries

1 Cutie Orange Peel ( or an orange peel with very little pith)

2 Liter of Cranberry ginger ale

Garnish : Sliced orange slice, Fresh cranberries.


infused whiskey

Combine first 4 ingredients in a glass bowl with lid. Leave on counter for 4 or more days. The whiskey will turn a really toasty brown shade. When ready to serve remove the Peel and the cinnamon sticks. Pour into measuring cup or flask  for easy pouring.

Pour 2 shots of whiskey into short glass filled with ice. Top with cranberry ginger ale and sliced orange. you will have a few allspice berries still floating around. I think these add to the garnish.






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