• 13 Ratings

Cranberry syrup adds a pop of color and flavor to this layered citrus cocktail.

Recipe by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Spiced Citrus Cocktail

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir the cranberry syrup and vodka together in a small pitcher with a spout. Carefully divide the mixture among 4 cocktail glasses.

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  • For each serving, put a spoon, bowl side down, in the glass so that the tip of it rests on the glass just above the liquid. Pour 1/2 cup lemonade onto the back of the spoon so that it gently flows into the glass and settles on top of the cranberry mixture. If desired, thread gum drops onto cocktail skewers for garnish.

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Use the leftover syrup from the candied cranberries.

Nutrition Facts (Spiced Citrus Cocktail)

278 calories; total fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 25mg; potassium 38mg; carbohydrates 56g; fiber 0g; sugar 55g; protein 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 4IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 2mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 4mg; iron 0mg.

Candied Cranberries

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan combine the grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, 3 cups sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon, zest, and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove and allow to cool until warm but not hot, about minutes.

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  • Add the cranberries to the mixture and stir. Let stand until room temperature. Transfer to a bowl; cover and chill overnight.

  • Drain cranberries well, reserving syrup and vanilla bean. Cover and chill the syrup with the vanilla bean for up to 3 weeks. Remove 1/2 (about 2 cups) of the cranberries. Toss with 1/4 cup red decorating sugar. Toss remaining cranberries with the 1/4 cup white sugar.

  • Spread the cranberries out in a parchment paper-lined shallow baking pan, keeping the colors separate. Let stand for 1 hour to dry. Store loosely covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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Reviews

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
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