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Cranberry cider punch
As a cocktail or in a punch bowl, this cranberry-cider concoction will help you ring in the New Year like a Colonist. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Cranberry Cider Punch Cocktail

  • Two ounces of single-malt whisky
  • Two ounces of apple cider (preferably fresh, nonpasteurized), not apple juice
  • Two ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • One ounce of rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)

Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and serve.

Yield: One serving.

To serve as a punch, add two ounces of club soda or ginger ale per serving.

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • One cup of sugar
  • One cup of water
  • Two to three sprigs of fresh rosemary (available at grocery stores)

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Pull the rosemary out before serving the simple syrup.

Recipe courtesy Copper Fox Distillery Williamsburg