Winterberry Squeeze

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At Crafted in St. Louis, the French press cocktails change with the seasons. This bright, wintery drink features the piney flavors of juniper and gin, along with tart cranberries and earthy thyme. For owner Dani Davis, this cocktail is both a refreshment and a learning experience. Try pressing it down right away for a bright, crisp cocktail or let it sit for more pronounced juniper and thyme flavors. Still not sure how you like it? You’ll just have to whip up another pot.

Winterberry Squeeze

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz elderflower syrup
  • 7-8 cranberries
  • 1 bar spoon juniper berries
  • 4-5 sprigs thyme


Step one

Place cranberries, juniper berries and thyme in single-serving French press.

Step two

Shake the gin, lemon juice and elderflower syrup with ice and strain into the press.

Step three

Allow to steep for a few minutes, the press down and pour into a coupe.

Contributed by Dani Davis