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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cocktails, Drinks, Fresh Cranberry Cosmo, Vodka

Fresh Cranberry Cosmo

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours
Yield: 1 cocktail
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Cranberry Granita

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries, washed and sorted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest

Fresh Cranberry Cosmo

  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry granita
  • 1/2 fluid ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

Specialized Hardware

  • Immersion blender or conventional blender
  • Boston-style cocktail shaker
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours
Yield: 1 cocktail

Procedure

Cranberry Granita

  • Place the water, cranberries, and sugar into a small saucepan set over medium-high heat and simmer until the berries begin to pop, approximately 7 minutes. Remove from the heat. Puree with an immersion blender, conventional blender, or food processor for 1 minute. Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer directly into a metal 9-by-13-inch pan. Do not press on the skins; simply allow the juice to drip through the strainer. Add the zest and stir to combine. Place in the freezer until set, at least 6 hours and up to overnight. Once frozen, scrape the mixture with a fork to create a shaved ice texture.

Fresh Cranberry Cosmo

  • Place the vodka, 2 1/2 ounces cranberry granita, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake until the granita melts completely. Pour into a wide-rimmed glass and serve immediately.
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