Turn leftover cranberry sauce into a flavorful fall cocktail! The fragrant gin and fresh mint play perfectly with the sweetness of the cranberry and orange. Any type of cranberry sauce will work, but something with added spices — like my Indian-Spiced Cranberry Sauce — will make this drink even more flavorful and nuanced.
- 1 ounce leftover cranberry sauce
- 1 orange slice
- 1 sprig fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
- sparkling water
- orange peel and sprig of mint, for serving
In a cocktail shaker, place in the cranberry sauce, orange slice and mint leaves. Muddle until combined well, saucy and fragrant.2.
Add in the gin, Cointreau and ice. Close tight and shake vigorously for 1 minute.3.
Pour through a strainer into a coupe cocktail glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with orange peel and mint leaf. Serve!