25
Nov 2011

Seasonal Skinny Cocktail: Cranberry + Vanilla

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this cocktail is so delightful!
And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Now this is a cocktail I can really get behind: it contains more than a day’s worth of vitamin C and is sugar free! I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see it replace the cabbage-soup diet. These tangy, ruby-red berries are an integral part of the holiday tradition, and as a potent vehicle of important antioxidants, we should enjoy them in abundance while the season allows…

Consider this my Rx for making spirits bright.

 

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juice + zest of 3 large navel oranges
2  12oz bags fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over
1/2 cup Truvia
2 cups water
3 cups vanilla vodka [I like Absolut]
1 large bottle sparkling water

Puree the juice, zest, whole cranberries and 2 cups water in blender, then push through a sieve to remove solids. Transfer into a pitcher, add the Truvia and vodka and mix. To serve:  fill each glass with ice, add vodka mixture to the 3/4 point [or to taste]  and top off with sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir and garnish with orange zest and cranberries.

 

 

 

 

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