Big Sister Cocktail
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Fruity, tangy, and sweet . . . this cocktail packs a punch and is delicious!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 2½ oz Cranberry Juice (70g)
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice (28g)
  • A few drops of fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup 7g (I used the syrup from making the sugared cranberries…see note for how to make your own)
  • 1 oz Ginger Beer (28g)
  • 1½ oz Citrus Vodka (70g) (Or use regular vodka and add an extra few drops of lemon juice)
  • 3-4 Sugared Cranberries skewered (for garnish)
Preparation Instructions
  1. In your cocktail shaker throw in some ice, and then add the cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger beer, and vodka. If you user regular vodka over citrus vodka, then add an extra splash of lemon juice.
  2. Put the lid on your shaker, and then give it 3-4 shakes.
  3. If you taste the cocktail and think it's too tangy, then and add more simple syrup.
  4. Finally Serve over ice and garnish with some skewered sugared cranberries. Enjoy!
If you are skipping the sugared cranberries, make your own simple syrup really easily. Just boil ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of sugar (raw cane sugar works well), and then simmer and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

For the sugared cranberries recipe, check it out here:
Recipe by Can Cook, Will Travel at