Looking for a delicious New Year’s Eve drink to ring in the new year? Try a delicious Cranberry Lemon Drop! Whether you’re bringing the new year at home with family and friends, enjoying the Music Note Drop® in Nashville, or snuggling solo with your sweetie, the Cranberry Lemon Drop is the perfect way to toast the night away!
Cranberries are a seasonal favorite (although, I could enjoy them any day of the year!) and mixed with lemons and vodka, you have quite the cocktail on your hands. My husband and I typically enjoy a calm night at home; however, we’re planning on ringing in 2018 with friends. This is a drink we will definitely enjoy a few of through the evening!
Cranberry Lemon Drop
Cranberry Lemon Drop – The perfect drink for New Year’s Eve!
- 2 cups cranberries (chopped)
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cup sugar (granulated)
Cranberry Lemon Drops
- 1 cup cranberry simple syrup
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup vodka
- Ice for shaking
Coarsely chop the cranberries and place in a medium saucepan with water. Simmer the cranberries for 20 minutes.
Gently mash the cranberries and strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer (you should have about 1 cup of juice, add more water if not)
Place the juice back in the saucepan with 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Juice your lemons.
Fill a shaker halfway with large chunks of ice. Add in 2 oz (¼ cup) of each the cranberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.
Shake until mixed and chilled well, and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy immediately!