Recipe: Cranberry Orange Basil

This is a fantastic and refreshing cocktail that breaks through the cold weather and reminds you of a warmer time. This three ingredient cocktail will having you sipping quickly using Cranberry Sandhills Elixir, orange juice (fresh if you have it) and a basil simple syrup. 

Making a basil simple syrup is, well, simple. Take one cup of sugar and one cup of water in a pot and heat to a rolling boil. Add a bunch of basil and turn off heat and let sit until it returns to room temperature. The basil will infuse its flavor and color into the syrup that you can keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

The recipe:

In a glass filled with ice, add:

2oz Cranberry SE

Splash of fresh squeezed orange juice

1/2oz of basil syrup

Give a quick stir with a spoon and enjoy!