Cranberry-Orange-Cinnamon Vodka Tonic

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min

Yield:
1 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 fresh or frozen and thawed cranberries
  • One 2-inch strip orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 shot (1 1/2 ounces) best quality cinnamon vodka
  • 1 teaspoon orange liquor, such as Triple Sec
  • Plain, cranberry or orange flavored tonic water
Directions
  • For the simple syrup: Bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and cool the syrup to room temperature.

  • For the vodka tonic: Muddle the cranberries, orange peel and 1 to 2 tablespoons simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your drink) in a rocks glass. Add the orange juice, vodka and orange liquor, fill 3/4 of way with the tonic and add ice cubes. Serve immediately. Reserve the remaining simple syrup for another use. It will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 month.


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