Looking for a way to spice up a classic whiskey sour? Give this simple cranberry orange whiskey sour variation a try! It's a perfect cocktail for the holiday season, but it can really go well any time of the year!
My version of this whiskey cocktail uses freshly squeezed orange juice and muddled fresh cranberries. Although you can use store bought orange and cranberry juice, for cocktails I find fresh citrus and fruit just work better.
They have a cleaner flavor and don't require as much added sugar or other add ins. However, if you are making a large batch of this for a party, using bottled juice will be a lot easier.
- Simple Syrup
- Whiskey (I like bourbon)
A lot of common versions of this drink use ginger beer and freshly squeezed lemon juice, which does make a sweeter bubbly cocktail. However, I find that using fresh cranberries makes up for tartness of the lemon juice and it's not needed in this recipe.
Shake vigorously for this cocktail! For shaken drinks you should really shake for at least 30 seconds to get that nice thick and foamy texture.
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Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour
- ¼ cup fresh cranberries, (thawed if frozen)
- ½ orange, (juiced)
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 2 oz whiskey, (bourbon works well)
- ice, (for the shaker)
- cranberry and orange slice, (for garnish)
- Squeeze the orange into a cocktail shaker and add the cranberries and simple syrup. Muddle with a cocktail muddler until the cranberries are well juiced.
- Add the whiskey and ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the cranberry and orange slice.
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