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Cherryman Cran Cocktail

Cherryman Cran Cocktail
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Cherry and Cranberry just sounded good this evening. We had ham and leek empanadas with a fig, blue cheese, walnut salad. We were thinking the zing would nicely cut through it all and keep pace with the fig and vinegar from the salad. I had this small bottle of Cranberry concentrate that is the equivalent to tomato paste vs a can of crushed tomatoes. Just a little adds a really beautiful punch. I stirred in a natural Maraschino Cherry (not the florescent red ones…. but they have their place)

This turned out so great. I think using Rum and Vodka was a good call. Also we used Ginger Ale to add some fizz and a little zing of ginger. The color is also captivating…as long as it stays in the glass and not your carpet or couch. I was thinking it would be a good looking party cocktail but on second thought the stain factor would be high. So you judge for yourself if your friends and family are capable of avoiding spills.

Ingredients
3 oz of Rum
3 oz of freezer stored Titos Vodka
Ginger Ale
R.W Knudsen Cranberry Concentrate
Cherryman Farm to Table Maraschino Cheeries www.cherryman.com

Muddle the cherry and then add Rum vodka and a shot of Cranberry concentrate and top with ginger ale.

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Pineapple Express Cocktail

Pineapple Express Cocktail

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We had Thai lettuce wraps the other night that called for fresh pineapple and limes. Sounds like a cocktail to me so we made what we are calling the Pineapple Express. Jill had a good idea for next time, add a slice of fresh jalapeno for a hot herbal note.

3 oz Titos Vodka
several pieces of fresh pineapple
1/2 lime juice
topped with Ginger Ale

Muddle pineapples and lime juice and Vodka in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Pour into an iced glass and top with Ginger ale.