Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail

Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail
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About this Cocktail

The right balance of sweet and tart, with the warmth of bourbon and subtle orange tones. This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail is bright, delicious, and perfect for the holiday season!


  • 4 oz cranberry juice (not cocktail)
  • 1 oz maple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ½-¾ oz Grand Marnier
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Sugared Cranberries Skewered for garnish (optional)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided (for sugared cranberries)
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries (for sugared cranberries)

In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine ½ cup of water and ½ cup of sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the cranberries until well coated. Let them sit in the syrup for 30 minutes.

With a slotted spoon transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and let them dry for at least 1 hour.

Roll the cranberries in the remaining 1 ½ cup of sugar until well coated. Let them dry for about an hour.

For the Cocktail
Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then add the cranberry juice, maple syrup, bourbon and Grand Marnier.

Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with an orange slice and a skewer of sugared cranberries (optional)


Sugared Cranberries: Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 3-5 Minutes Inactive Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours


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