Amp up your Thanksgiving and holiday cocktails with the help of cocktail syrups made with seasonal ingredients.

Cranberries, herbs, and juniper work as the base of these two syrups making them an easy way to add a dose of festivity to your mixed drinks. Both syrups also have enough depth of flavor to make for the base of an interesting mocktail when mixed with soda.

Cranberry Syrup Cocktail

Cranberry Herb Syrup

Cranberry Herb Syrup

With a blend of a few herbs, muddled cranberry, and a hint of anise, this syrup is the perfect way to add a festive touch to your menu for the rest of the season. This syrup goes well in a range of spirits, we love it in whiskey, as a pair to botanical gin, and especially as a quick and easy champagne cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 6 sprigs Fresh Thyme (or Lemon Thyme)
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Sage
  • 3 Star Anise Pods

Preparation: Bring all ingredients to a boil for a few minutes, muddling the cranberries with the back of a spoon as they soften. Allow the mixture to cool and double strain into a sanitized container. Keeps for up to two months refrigerated.


Rosemary Juniper Syrup

Rosemary Juniper Syrup

Rosemary Juniper Syrup

Ideal for holiday gin and vodka cocktails, this Rosemary and Juniper syrup is bright and herbaceous and perfect for gin lovers. Not only is this syrup fantastic in a gin and tonic, but it also works well for mocktails as the herbaceous flavor combined with tonic water brings the flavor of a spirit. Keep in mind that the sweetness will be significant when paired with a tonic.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Juniper Berries
  • Zest from one Orange
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary

Preparation: Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Let cool completely. Strain and pour into a sterilized container, keeps in fridge for up to a month.