Text by Hayley Leray | Photo by Rhonda Adkins
What would winter be without the warmth of a crackling fire and a festive libation to toast the beginning of another fabulous year! Whether lingering on the couch curled up in a cozy blanket or mingling with friends at a dinner party, Signature MT suggests this lively winter cocktail guaranteed to warm your cockles and spice up a frost-filled night. Cheers to a warm up that is packed with deep spicy flavor and a comforting effervescent twist.
In a small saucepan, combine juice, sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain and discard ginger.
To make drink: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1 shot of cran-ginger syrup, one shot of rum and top with hard cider. Stir to combine. Garnish with sugared cranberries if desired.
*Note; Make sure to buy pure unsweetened cranberry juice (like R.W. Knudson), most 100% cranberry juice with no sugar added have grape or apple juice (natural sweeteners).