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Food & Drink

Alco-Ho-Ho-Hol

gin and juice!
Photos: Bryn Tattan

In the throes of Christmas, Miami’s sunny weather can be a downer. But just because we don’t drink hot toddies by the fireplace doesn’t mean we can’t embrace yuletide booze.

The Cranberry Garland
Serves one

Ingredients
2-3 sticks cinnamon
1 c. water
1 c. brown sugar
10-15 fresh cranberries
2 oz. Plymouth gin
½ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
Champagne

1. Crush cinnamon in a pot and lightly cook until toasted. Add water and let simmer.

2. Add a cup of brown sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Strain through a tea strainer.

3. Muddle cranberries in a pint glass.

4. Add gin, Chartreuse, and ice to cinnamon syrup. Shake vigorously.

5. Double strain into a flute glass.

6. Top with champagne and garnish with a cranberry.

7. Drink until merry.

Photo: Bryn Tattan