Spiced Cider Cranberry Bourbon Smash

"We are kicking off the holiday season here with this festive spiced cider cranberry bourbon smash"
-- @dreamybaker

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This cranberry bourbon smash has everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail — fresh cranberries, spiced cider, and whiskey

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Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 6 ounces spiced apple cider
  • 5-6 fresh cranberries (plus more to garnish)
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 2-3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 fresh orange wedge
  • 1 orange peel, to garnish
  • ice


  • Step 1

    In a cocktail shaker or a tall glass, muddle the fresh cranberries, bitters and orange wedge using a muddler.

  • Step 2

    Add the spiced apple cider, bourbon and ice and stir until cold.

  • Step 3

    Strain well into a whiskey glass with large ice cube or more ice. Garnish with orange peel and fresh cranberries and enjoy!