Drink of the Week: Raft Cranberry Five Spice Syrup

The new seasonal release from the husband-and-wife team behind Portland, Oregon’s RAFT syrups is a concentration of classic holiday flavors. The Cranberry Five Spice syrup is made from fresh cranberry juice from Starvation Alley Cranberry Farm in Long Beach, Washington, and organic cane sugar. The five spices include ginger, cinnamon, star anise, black peppercorns and cloves, giving the bright tart flavor of cranberry a warm complexity and subtle kick. The magenta-hued mixer makes whipping up cocktails for your holiday gathering a snap—just add booze and bubbles. Or, create a festive zero-proof offering with sparkling water and a fragrant garnish like fresh rosemary or sage. $15, impropergoods.com