Bourbon-Cranberry Smash

This holiday cocktail has got it all: bourbon, cranberries, rosemary, and a whole lotta spirit!
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bourbon cranberry smash topped with rosemary

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

Servings: Makes 4 cocktails


  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries

  • Ice

  • 5 oz. bourbon

  • 4 oz. cranberry juice

  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 4 oz. seltzer


Prepare maple cranberries and let cool. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cranberries to 4 rocks glasses filled with ice. In a cocktail shaker, shake the remaining cranberry syrup with 5 oz. bourbon, 4 oz. cranberry juice, 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, and ice. Strain into the glasses. Top with 4 oz. seltzer and 4 sprigs fresh rosemary.