NYE Cocktail: Cranberry Cheer

So we may have missed Whiskey Wednesday this week, but it’s because we were having too much fun concocting the perfect NYE cocktail for you.  Cranberry Cheer is sure to ring in your New Year the right way.  The best part of this cocktail is you can do most of the work ahead of time, enabling you to spend time with the ones you love. (Cheese intended)


Recipe for 4

6 ounces Lost Republic Rye Whiskey
4 teaspoons Cranberry Spice Syrup*
2 ounces lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup

Cranberry Spice Syrup
2 sticks cinnamon
3 whole Star Anise
3 whole cardamom pods
1 whole clove

Wrap and tie in a piece of cheese cloth. Boil 1 cup of water, dissolve 1 cup of sugar, add sachet, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the sachet and let cool.

Shake together ingredients with ice. Pour over ice and splash with soda water. Garnish with a lime & enjoy.

Cheers Pioneers and Happy New Year!