Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush – Take Two Tapas (Video)

This delicious Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush from Jennifer over @taketwotapas is delicious!  Roasting the cranberries in honey and a touch of balsamic vinegar adds a depth of flavor to this delicious cocktail, it’s a perfect drink to usher in the New Year!

Thank you, all of you, who stop by to check out my little blog!  As we end this year, I want to take this moment to say that I am grateful for each and every one of you.  May the coming year bring you an abundance of joy, laughter and, of course, great food!!

This, my final recipe of the year, comes from Jennifer over at Take Two Tapas.  You can learn more about Jennifer and her blog here.  While we enjoy cocktails with cranberry juice, this was the first time I ever tried roasting cranberries for a beverage – it was delicious!!  I adjusted the original recipe to suit our taste, but you could certainly add more (or less) of any of the ingredients to suit your preference.

I made my own cranberry juice, which is why it is such a vibrant cranberry red.  I used my Deluxe Cooking Blender, alternate milk setting, which only took 5 minutes.  Yum! To roast the cranberries, I used my Medium Stone Bar Pan:

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Let’s jump right in!

Ingredients

For the Roasted Cranberries:

  • 12-ounces fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the Cocktail:

  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup lemon-lime soda
  • 2 tbsp roasted cranberries
  • Cranberries, for garnish

Instructions

For the Roasted Cranberries:

Preheat your oven to 350°F/175⁰C.

In a small bowl, combine cranberries, honey and balsamic vinegar, stirring to coat.

Pour onto Medium Stone Bar Pan, and bake for 20 minutes, or until cranberries begin to burst.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the Cocktail:

Add ice to whisky glass.  Pour 2-ounces each of bourbon, cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda, and one tablespoon of the roasted cranberries to each glass.  Stir to mix cocktail, garnish with cranberries. Serve immediately.

That’s it!  I hope that you’ll give this a try, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this recipe.  I would love to hear from you. Let’s make great food together!

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Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush (Video)

This delicious Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush is delicious!  Roasting the cranberries in honey and a touch of balsamic vinegar adds a depth of flavor to this delicious cocktail, it’s a perfect drink to usher in the New Year!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 316 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the cocktail

  • ½ cup bourbon
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup lemon lime soda
  • 2 tbsp roasted cranberries
  • cranberries for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175⁰C.
  • In a small bowl, combine cranberries, honey and balsamic vinegar, stirring to coat.
  • Pour onto Medium Stone Bar Pan, and bake for 20 minutes, or until cranberries begin to burst.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the cocktails

  • Add ice to whisky glass. 
  • Pour 2-ounces each of bourbon, cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda, and one tablespoon of the roasted cranberries to each glass, stirring to mix.
  • Garnish with cranberries. Serve immediately.

Notes

This cocktail is easily adjusted to suit your taste.  Add more or less of the juice or soda as desired.    

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 7gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 158IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon bourbon caramel popcorn, cocktail, cranberry
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