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3 Boozy Drinks To Make With Canned Cranberry Sauce

Know that jiggly gelatinous red cranberry stuff? You can use it to get drunk!

Macey Foronda

2. The Scarlet Letter


Use Plymouth gin and you can make lots of punny jokes about Puritans and Hester Prynne.

Recipe by Anne Robinson

Makes 1

1.5 oz gin (recommended: Plymouth)
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz fresh lemon juice, strained
.5 oz canned jellied cranberry sauce

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds, and fine strain into a coupe glass.

Top with 1 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine.

Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Macey Foronda

4. The Golden Given


A slightly nutty dessert cocktail ideal for a post Thanksgiving feast.

Recipe by Anne Robinson

Serves 1

2 oz rum (recommended: Banks Golden Age Rum)
.75 heavy cream
.75 canned jellied cranberry sauce
.25 Luxardo Amaretto
1 egg white

Combine ingredients in a shaking tin, “dry shake” (incorporate all of the ingredients without ice first), and then shake all of the ingredients with ice.

Fine strain into an egg coupe. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Macey Foronda

6. The Jive Turkey


This drink is a seasonal variation of NYC bartender Sammy Ross’s “Ross Collins.”

Recipe by Anne Robinson

Serves 1

1.5 oz Rye (recommended: Wild Turkey)
.75 oz fresh squeezed orange juice, strained
.75 oz canned jellied cranberry sauce
3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously with ice at least 20 seconds, and fine strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

Top with 2 oz of soda water.

Garnish with an orange slice skewered with a cranberry. Serve with straws.

Macey Foronda

8. And just to be clear, by “canned jellied cranberry sauce,” we do mean this stuff:

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