This Thanksgiving: Cranberry Cocktails

November 24, 2008

Cranberries are making an appearance this year at the bar as well as on the Thanksgiving table, next to the turkey…

Need some libational inspiration this Thanksgiving season?
Here are two great holiday cocktails starring the seasonal cranberry that is bursting with healthy nutrients and antioxidants from Jay Leo, Beverage Director at BanQ restaurant in Boston. No more relegated to the dull, old standby; vodka and cranberry, these concoctions call for fresh cranberries, not sugary juice mixes - so liven up your holiday drinks menu and give your taste buds a tart treat with these tasty cocktails.

Fall Fashion Ingredients:
1.5 oz Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
2 orange slices
2 cherries
2-3 cranberries
Teaspoon sugar
Muddle all the ingredients together
Add a splash of Angostura Bitters
Box (soft shake) ingredients and top with club soda.

Heist Ingredients:
1.5 oz Finlandia Cranberry Vodka
1 oz pomegranate Juice
Pour the ingredients over ice into a Collins glass
Top with splash of Sprite and garnish with fresh cranberries

banQ is located at 1375 Washington Street in Boston’s South End for information or reservations call 617 451 0077 or visit