Spiced Cranberry Paloma Cocktail

three glasses of a christmas cocktail with rosemary, cinnamon and dried grapefruit

Spiced Cranberry Paloma Cocktail is ruby red in color and shaken up with cranberry juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice and tequila and a touch of spiced simple syrup, this is the ultimate festive Christmas cocktail!  




Spiced Simple Syrup 
½ cup granulated Sugar
½ Cup Water
2 cinnamon sticks, whole
2 whole cloves, whole
2 star anise, whole
1 vanilla bean, split open

Spiced Cranberry Paloma 
2 ounces Cranberry Juice
1 ounce Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
1 ½ ounce Spiced Simple Syrup
2 ounces Tequila
Sparkling Water

Garnish (optional)
A Sprig of Rosemary
Sugared Cranberries
Dried Grapefruit Slice


Prepare the Spiced Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine the granulated sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, anise and vanilla bean
  2. Bring the simple syrup to a boil and continue boiling until the sugar is dissolved
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the syrup from the stove but keep the spices in the syrup to allow them infuse for 10 minutes while the syrup is cooling
  4. Remove the spices from the syrup and pour the syrup in a jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use

Prepare the Spiced Cranberry Paloma Cocktail

  1. Using a cocktail shaker, combine the cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and tequila and shake
  2. Pour the cranberry cocktail into a glass, fill the glass with ice and top off the remainder of the glass with sparkling water
  3. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, sugared cranberries and dried grapefruit slices (optional)


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