Spiced-Cranberry Vodka Soda

Photo: Matthew Kelly / Illustration: Mark Yocca

“Vodka Cran with a splash of soda” is the go-to order for many neophyte drinkers. But you’ve never had one like this before. Instead of the usual cranberry juice, we swapped in a spiced-cranberry syrup. Inspired by a classic recipe for homemade cranberry sauce, the syrup includes orange zest, cinnamon, allspice and a touch of Gran Marnier for a boozy, citrusy kick. Stirred with vodka and soda water, it becomes the ultimate fall highball.  

Bitter, Sour



Step one

Add the vodka and spiced-cranberry syrup to a highball glass.

Step two

Add ice and top with soda water.

Step three

Stir with a bar spoon to incorporate, and garnish with a lime wheel.

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