Cranberry-Spice Cocktail


The numerous cranberries in this delicious concoction perfectly complement the hard cider and the Aperol.Slideshow: More Brandy Cocktails

Cranberry-Spice Cocktail
Photo: © Johnny Valiant
1 drink


  • 1 orange wedge

  • 13 cranberries

  • Three 1-inch pieces crystallized ginger— 2 minced and 1 whole for garnish

  • 2 ounces Aperol

  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc

  • Ice

  • 4 ounces hard cider

  • 4 dashes Cranberry-Anise Bitters or Peychaud's bitters


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedge with 10 of the cranberries and the minced ginger. Add the Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters and ice. Shake well. Double-strain the drink into an ice-filled Collins glass and top off with the hard cider. Garnish with the 3 remaining cranberries and the slice of ginger skewered on a toothpick.

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