When the holidays roll around and you find yourself with a fridge full of festive foods, why not put some of those flavors to use in a cocktail? Cobbler cocktails incorporate sugar and fruit, and in this cobbler-inspired recipe, cranberry sauce fills that role, offering a perfect complement to rich, spiced rum—a little orange juice and a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters round things out just right for a delicious cranberry cocktail.
2 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. orange juice
2 barspoons cranberry sauce (see note)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine-mesh strainer
Glass: small cocktail or coupe
Garnish: orange twist
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with the ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish. Note: We found that using a sweeter cranberry sauce eliminated the need for any additional sweetener, but if your sauce is on the tart side, you might want to add a little simple syrup to taste.
From the Imbibe Test Kitchen
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