When you think of Winter Cocktails you normally think warm, rich, or creamy but here is a light refreshing option to toast the season!
- 1 and 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)
- tonic water
- garnish: whole cranberries and mint leaves
Add vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a chilled glass with ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with cranberries and mint.
Cranberry Simple Syrup: In a medium sauce pan bring 1 cup water and 1 cup granulated sugar to a simmer over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Then, add the cranberries and let soak for at least 20 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh sieve and discard cranberries (or use to make festive sugared cranberries). Store in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator.