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.
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.