T’was the night before Christmas, and you realize that you’ve neglected to plan your holiday cocktail. Just kidding, we’re all at home drinking wine straight from the bottle this year, I’m sure. But, just in case, because it’s Christmas, I thought I would gift you all the easiest holiday cocktail spec. The Cranberry sauce Gin and Jam, is the perfect holiday cocktail you’ve been waiting for. If Snoop is drinking Gin and Juice, then Martha is drinking a Gin and Jam, and this one is just perfect for the holiday.
This is the easiest three ingredient cocktail, if you don’t have lemon, gin, and some sort of jam in your kitchen at all times then you’re probably in need of more than a cocktail. You can really use any kind of cranberry sauce, I’m a fan of the jellied kind in this cocktail, but I’ve also used the recipe that we make in my family, raw cranberries, whole orange, and a shit tonne of sugar, its best used after its been marinating for at least a day. The best part is that it uses the cranberry sauce that you’ve either a) made way too much of, b) completely forgotten to serve, or c) its a pandemic so fuck Christmas dinner, bring on the drinks!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday, and hoping that next year we will all be together again.
Cranberry Sauce Gin and Jam
2 oz. Ford’s London Dry Gin
1 tbsp cranberry sauce
A squeeze of lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until combined and strain in to a glass with ice.