Cranberries are a New England fall crop that has been grown for 12,000 years. Originally, the Wampanoag Indians cultivated cranberries for grinding into grits, mixing into dried meats, and for medicine. Today, most cranberries are turned into juice or canned for the annual Thanksgiving feast. Our favorite fall drink is a relatively new kid on the block—the Camp Craft Cocktails Cranberry Martini infusion kit. A combination of dried citrus fruits, dried cranberries, and vegan cane sugar sourced in South America, this is an in-the-jar ready-for-a-party spirited cocktail that may be infused twice for a total of 16 cocktails. Once infused, the mix lasts a couple of weeks in the fridge and is ready for imbibing anytime, but a particularly festive and impressive home bartender specialty for no-fuss weekend entertaining. We love this cocktail kit so much that this is our second recipe. This time around, we have shaken the infusion with cranberry juice for a puckering sweet-tart cocktail with ruby color that adds a bit of festive flair—a welcome party in a glass for some cooler weather entertaining.
cuisine American
difficulty Easy
season Fall & Winter
serves 8

Ingredients

1 Camp Craft Cocktails Cranberry Martini 12 ounces vodka 8 ounces cranberry juice 4 ounces triple sec 1 lime, freshly juiced 8 Dardiman's Citrus Slices, optional

Directions

  1. At least three days in advance, add the vodka to the Camp Craft Cranberry Martini jar. Seal and refrigerate.
  2. Pour the infused vodka into a pitcher.
  3. Add the cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Stir vigorously.
  4. Just before serving, add ice cubes to the pitcher and pour into chilled cocktail glasses.
  5. Garnish with a Dardimans dried citrus slice and serve immediately.