Cocktails

Cocktail Recipe: Michael Martensen’s Cranberry-Ginger Smash

Shake up the holidays at home.

Yes, that's a penguin cocktail shaker. It was an anniversary present from my wife.
Yes, that’s a penguin cocktail shaker. It was an anniversary present from my wife.

Michael Martensen’s NYC-inspired Miracle Pop Up Bar is now open at Proof + Pantry through the end of the month, featuring great-sounding cocktails like Christmapolitan, Muletide, and Jingle Bell Nog. But if the last thing you want to do after last-minute NorthPark shopping is to fight more traffic and crowds, try making this festive cocktail at home. Martensen shared the recipe back when I was at Cowboys & Indians, and now it’s one of my holiday favorites. Here’s my take.

Cranberry-Ginger Smash

1 1/2 oz. Greenhouse Gin
1 1/2 oz. Berentzen Apple liqueur
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
10 whole fresh cranberries
2 slices of fresh ginger

Muddle ginger, cranberries, and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Pour in remaining ingredients. Add ice and shake until contents are chilled. Strain into a coupe. To make it extra festive, garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

 

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