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Cranberry Negroni

Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 24 hrs, 15 mins
Yield

Makes 4 servings

Make sure you build in time to refrigerate the gin, cranberry, and sugar mixture at least overnight.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups gin
  • 1 cup Campari, divided
  • 1 cup sweet vermouth
  • 8 dashes blood orange bitters
  • 8 thin orange rind strips

How to Make It

  1. Combine cranberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally (do not break berries), 7 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, and let cool completely. Add gin; cover and refrigerate 24 hours.

  2. Pour cranberry mixture through a fine wire-mesh sieve into a bowl. Reserve berries.

  3. Combine 4 ounces strained gin, 2 ounces (2 tablespoons) Campari, 2 ounces (2 tablespoons) vermouth, and 4 dashes bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, and strain into 2 cocktail glasses. Garnish with orange rind and a few reserved berries. Repeat with remaining ingredients.