New Englander

This Tart, vivid red drink is the perfect thing to serve alongside the rich foods so many of us gravitate towards in the wintertime. It's elegant, festive and sure to perk up your tastebuds. This is the perfect drink for any occasion! 

The Recipe


INGREDIENTS

Cranberry shrub syrup

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup sugar

6 ounces water

1 ounce white wine vinegar

New Englander

1/4 ounce lime juice, plus lime twist for garnish

6 ounces seltzer, chilled 



Instructions

1. Cranberry shrub syrup: Bring cranberries, sugar, and water to boil in large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until cranberries are beginning to break down. About 5 minutes. 

2. Remove saucepan from heat and use potato masher to crush cranberries. Set fine-mesh stainer over medium bowl and line with triple layer of cheesecloth that overhangs the edges. Transfer cranberry mixture to prepared strainer and let drain until liquid no longer runs freely and mixture is cool enough to touch, about 30 minutes. Pull edges of cheesecloth together to form pouch, then gently squeeze pouch to extract as much syrup as possible; discard solids. Whisk in vinegar. 

(Shrub syrup can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Shake well before using.)

3. New Englander: Fill chilled collins glass halfway with ice. Add 2 ounces of shrub syrup and lime juice and stir to combine using bar spoon. Add seltzer and, using spoon, gently lift shrub mixture from bottom of glass to top to combine. Top with additional ice and garnish with lime twist. Serve. 


This recipe makes enough shrub for up to 4 cocktails. 



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