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From Negroni To Seabreeze, Exploring Cranberry Cocktails

Seabreeze and Beyond: Exploring Cocktails with Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice in cocktails isn't just for dodging questions from nosy relatives during festive dinners. dive into the cranberry bog and fish out some cocktail inspirations that go way beyond your garden-variety Seabreeze.

The Classic Seabreeze, With a Twist

Starting with the Seabreeze, yeah, we all know her – she’s cool, she’s refreshing, but honestly, a bit of a yawn if you don’t shake her up. So, grab your Smirnoff vodka, pour 45 ml, and then, instead of just flooding it with cranberry and grapefruit juice, let’s add a homemade twist. Picture this: a dash of ginger syrup. It’s spicy, it’s unexpected, and it gives the Seabreeze that ‘oomph’ it’s been missing. Suddenly, she’s the life of the party.

Seabreeze and Beyond: Exploring Cocktails with Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Meets Whisky

Who says cranberry juice only gets to dance with vodka? Let's pair it with something with a bit more... gravitas. Enter Johnnie Walker Black Label, a whisky that's no stranger to complexity. Mix 30 ml of this smoky, peaty delight with 30 ml of cranberry juice, a dash of lemon juice for brightness, and a spoonful of honey to round out the edges. It's a drink that's as layered as it is luscious, a smoky-sweet-tart trifecta that'll have you seeing cranberry juice in a whole new light.

Negroni, Reimagined

And then there’s the Negroni – a classic that’s begging for a cranberry twist. Swap the gin for Tanqueray, 30 ml should do it, then slide in 15 ml each of cranberry juice and Campari, and you’ve turned the traditional on its head. It’s bitter, it’s sweet, it’s your new favorite.

A Bubbly Seabreeze

For those moments that call for a bit of sparkle, let’s not settle for the ordinary. Mix 30 ml of Ketel One vodka with cranberry juice, top it with prosecco, and throw in a few frozen cranberries. It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it screams celebration without trying too hard.

Seabreeze and Beyond: Exploring Cocktails with Cranberry Juice

Tropical Vibes

Let's dive into something a bit exotic. Mix 30 ml of Ciroc Pineapple with 30 ml of cranberry juice. But wait, we're not done. Add a splash of coconut water and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. It's like a holiday in a glass, minus the airfare.

Cranberry Mule

Now, for the grand finale, forget the traditional mule's loyalty to ginger beer. Let's switch gears and mix 45 ml of Smirnoff vodka with a hearty splash of cranberry juice, topped with ginger ale and a dash of lime juice. Serve it in a chilled copper mug, garnished with a lime wedge and a couple of cranberries. It's the perfect fusion of spicy, sweet, and tart, making every sip a vibrant celebration of flavors.

So, there you have it, a few ways to take cranberry juice from the sidelines to the spotlight of your cocktail repertoire.
 

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