Yup, my family and I did a whole lotta nada on Thanksgiving..just made food, chit chatted, and pranced around the kitchen to pandora radio Glad you had some quality time off with the people who matter….and this cocktail is amazing! Love the holiday-inspired flavors!
Can spiced rum be used in place of whiskey or burben ?
Hi James, I’ve never tried this cocktail with spiced rum, but I have a feeling it would be delicious. Please let me know if you give it a try!
What’s better than a holiday themed alcoholic beverage? What a great idea for a holiday party! Thanks for sharing
Ohh cranberries and cinnamon? I’ll take a straw and 5 of these please!
This is my kind of holiday drink! And, really, what better way to ease back into the work week!
I love a good holiday drink. And especially one that includes cranberries and cinnamon!
Looks like we both have cranberry drinks on our minds! Love this whiskey sour! Pinning!
OOh, this cocktail sounds absolutely delicious – perfect for this time of year!
I’m not a huge whiskey fan, but my hubby sure is! Now I have a secret up my sleeve to get me some hubby brownie points this Christmas! Thanks!
Love the flavours in this drink; anything with cranberry total wins my heart at this time of year.
OMG. That is all.
Hmmm I love this. I can always rely on you for a great drink. This is holiday perfection.
I love this flavor combo! Totally delicious!
Why is it that a whisky sour is so darn good, even if you don’t like whisky (which I don’t)? I love this drink, and I’m dying to try this glorious version!
Oh wow Ashley! This drink sounds perfect!
I’m happy to see you had a lovely Thanksgiving
These are so pretty! I love a fancy drink. And I definitely watched an entire season of The Killing on Netflix over the weekend, which is a great show by the way. Glad you had a great and lazy Thanksgiving too : )
What a fun holiday drink!
How many cocktails will one recipe of the simple syrup make? You use 3/4 cups for 4 cocktails. I assume there is probably enough syrup for double that maybe?
Hi Steven. You can definitely use less or more syrup depending on taste. I think one batch of syrup could make up to 12 drinks.
I made this and loved it! I had a lot of the simple syrup leftover and have it in a mason jar on the counter. It’s been 1 day and the syrup is getting thick… and chunky! Shaking it up seemed to get the chunks out, but wanted to know if this is normal? I’d love to give the syrup out as gifts and am worried the chunk factor might scare people.
Hi Kim. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe I’ve always stored leftovers in the fridge then brought the mixture to room temperature and mixed it vigorously before reusing. I hope that helps. Happy holidays!
From someone who has made this, I just want to say thanks for sharing such a great recipe. Everyone loved it, even non whiskey drinkers! Making this again tonight and again for Christmas :). Cheers!
I am so happy to hear that, John! Happy holidays
I made this and I saved the leftover pulp to mix with a block of cream cheese to make a cranberry cinnamon dip. I also used 24 packets of stevia instead of sugar and it worked just fine. I didn’t get a lot of cinnamon flavor tho, so I am leaving the sticks in the bottle of syrup. It could be just that my cinnamon sticks were kinda stale. Thanks for a great recipe.
Hi Mari. I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! It’s my favorite cocktail this time of year
Treat yourself to a Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour this holiday season!
Happy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Did you enjoy your friends, family, and LOTS of good food?! Did you lounge around your moms house in pjs all day and do absolutely nothing? Did you realize eating 8 meals a day isn’t so great for your skinny jean situation… and then keep on keeping on anyways?
We definitely did all of those things to the extreme! And it was marvelous… (and gluttonous!). But I have to admit, it feels good to be home again. It always does.
Nestling slowly back into our everyday routines is something I always look forward to after a whirlwind holiday trip. And with only a few weeks to go until the next one – an even bigger one(!!!) – I decided to finish our indulgent weekend off right by making a vibrantly seasonal cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour.
These naturally pink pretties (thanks cranberry cinnamon simple syrup!) boast all of the punch a classic whiskey sour would pack, but also host a friendlier flavor and hue. The cranberry cinnamon simple syrup is what adds all of these wonderful twists to this lovely cocktail! It’s a simple combination of water, sugar, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks boiled down to a thick, smooth syrup, and it makes incredible cocktails, and gifts!
I hope Monday is kind to you guys, and this week is a great one!
P.S. We’re back on track here posting wise, and I will be here everyday this week
Because boy have I missed you guys! xo
Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour - Baker by Nature
Ice cubes & cocktail shaker for mixing
In a medium-sized saucepan add cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have burst open and can easily be stirred into the syrup, resulting in a smooth consistency. This will take about 10 minutes. Once done, remove syrup from heat. Fit a large bowl with a fine mesh strainer and strain the simple syrup, leaving all of the large chunks and skin behind. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before using.
When ready to make your cocktails, add 3/4 cup simple syrup, whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, and a large handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Divide into 4 glasses and serve at once.
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