"This cocktail was invented simply because I had leftover cranberry-orange relish from hosting Thanksgiving," says reader Trilby Parker of Redwood City, California. You can also use a combination of orange zest and store-bought cranberry sauce, as we've done here.
Zest of 1/2 orange, cut in wide strips (use a vegetable peeler)
3 tablespoons cranberry sauce or relish
1/4 cup vodka
1 tablespoon Pama pomegranate liqueur
1 tablespoon Cointreau
1/4 cup Cran-pomegranate cocktail juice, such as Ocean Spray brand
4 whole frozen cranberries rolled in sugar and put on cocktail skewers as garnish (optional)
How to Make It
Put zest and cranberry sauce in a cocktail shaker and muddle it with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Add 1 cup ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake well. Strain mixture into 2 martini glasses.