Cranberry Old Fashioned

old fashioned

I’m writing this post feeling like a Thanksgiving turkey zombie. With cranberry sauce stains on my shoes and roasted garlic stuck under my fingernails (I guess there could be worse things), I am READY for a cocktail (or 10). We made these festive and strong Cranberry Old Fashioneds at Thanksgiving last year and they will be sure to make a return in our kitchen tomorrow. If you’re sticking to my Thanksgiving game plan, good for you! If you’re just getting started, then throw back one of these cocktails and get to work! I’ll be taking a break from the blog on Friday as I’ll be in a post-Thanksgiving coma, so have a very happy, healthy, safe, and of course DELICIOUS Thanksgiving!!

drink up

Cranberry Old Fashioned from Cupcakes & Cashmere


10 fresh cranberries

2 sugar cubes (or 3/4 tsp of sugar)

1/8 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

2″ strip of orange peel

2 oz rye whiskey or bourbon


1. Place cranberries, sugar, cinnamon, orange peel, and bitters into a tumbler glass, add a touch of water. Muddle the ingredients until the sugar is broken up and mixed well.

2. Add whiskey and ice, stir to mix, then serve.


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