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Photo by James Boyce

Maple-Cranberry Bourbon Smashed
Fresh cranberries take the foreground in this batched wintry smash.


3/4 cup fresh cranberries

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest

2 oz. fresh orange juice

6 fresh cinnamon sticks

9 oz. bourbon

Tools: saucepan, muddler, barspoon

Glass: rocks

Garnish: fresh cinnamon stick


Combine all ingredients, except bourbon, in a saucepan, then lightly muddle and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover and cool to room temperature. Divide the cooled mixture between six ice-filled glasses. Add 1 1/2 oz. of bourbon to each glass, stir to combine and garnish.


Serves 6.


Suzan Boyce, Cotton Row Restaurant, Huntsville, Alabama





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