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Cranberry rosemary holiday cocktail

Ring in the New Year with this festive holiday cocktail! Add in the flavours of cranberry, and homemade rosemary simple syrup, for a refreshing whisky holiday cocktail.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Cook time (simple syrup): 25 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

This recipe if for adults over the age of 19. please enjoy responsibly.


Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-2 rosemary sprigs

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail

  • 3 tbsp rye whisky
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup
  • ½ cup cranberry juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add 1 large rosemary sprigs or several small sprigs to the boiling sugar water.
  4. Stir for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat and let steep (soak) for 20 minutes.
  6. In a cocktail shaker add cinnamon sticks, whisky, rosemary simple syrup and cranberry juice.
  7. Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
  8. Shake until the cocktail shaker is frosty cold.
  9. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  10. Wet rim of glass with water then roll in a saucer of granulated sugar to create the snowy effect. Or wet cranberries and roll in sugar.
  11. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a cinnamon stick and/ or with cocktail skewer of snowy cranberries.

This cocktail recipe was created by the mixologists at TropRockin