Cranberry-Herb Cocktail

Cranberry-Herb Cocktail on a table

Cranberry-Herb Cocktail! I made some fun recipes for the November 2017 issue of Feast Magazine. It’s 7 creative takes on Thanksgiving Leftovers. Check below for links to the other 6 recipes on my site made for this feature.

Every Thanksgiving we adorn our tables with pumpkins and gourds, children craft hand-shaped turkey art and we make more food than we can possibly eat in one evening: juicy turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes topped with turkey gravy, airy dinner rolls, savory stuffing, crisp roasted veggies, tart cranberry sauce, and of course, buttery, flaky pies. Tired of the parade of mashed potato and turkey sandwiches, potato pancakes, pot pies and turkey tetrazzini leftovers that typically follow the feast, though? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

The following seven recipes offer creative solutions for how to transform your T-giving leftovers into completely new and delicious meals. Each family has their own set of Thanksgiving staple recipes: Some keep with tradition, while others delve into deep frying turkeys, making dinner rolls shaped like pumpkins or adding bacon to every dish. No matter how you prepare your dishes, these leftovers recipes will work well with the food you have on hand. Almost all of the additional ingredients you’ll need should be found in your pantry or fridge.

Whether you buy it in a can or make it fresh from scratch, cranberry sauce always seems to end up as a leftover. What better way to enjoy this fall favorite than in a tart and refreshing cocktail? I also made them for a styled shoot with Laura Ann Miller (her photo is the top one above).

Serves 2

Ingredients for cocktail:

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 oz sparkling wine
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • candied cranberries (for garnish)

How to make a Cranberry Cocktail:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cranberry sauce and rosemary. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Remove rosemary and transfer cranberry sauce to the bowl of a blender. Add maple syrup and purée mixture. Strain juice from solids using a fine-mesh sieve or colander. Discard solids.
  3. In a small cocktail pitcher, pour sparkling wine and 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce mixture. Mix well. Strain cocktail through a sieve into 2 Champagne glasses.
  4. Garnish with candied cranberries and serve.

Other Recipes from this Article to Try:

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Cranberry-Herb Cocktail with frozen cranberries
Cranberry-Herb Cocktail
Cranberry-Herb Cocktail overhead

Cranberry-Herb Cocktail

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 ounces sparkling wine
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • candied cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cranberry sauce and rosemary. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove rosemary and transfer cranberry sauce to the bowl of a blender. Add maple syrup and purée mixture. Strain juice from solids using a fine-mesh sieve or colander. Discard solids.
  • In a small cocktail pitcher, pour sparkling wine and 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce mixture. Mix well. Strain cocktail through a sieve into 2 Champagne glasses.
  • Garnish with candied cranberries and serve.

Notes

– Candied cranberries: You can make these by simply tossing cranberries lightly in water and them in a bowl of granulated sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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