Classic black Russian with seasonal cranberries! A great make ahead fruity cocktail for all your parties.
My new favorite fruity cocktail!! With CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES available all year round, we don’t have to wait for Fall!
Black Russian is made only with 2 ingredients-vodka and coffee liquor and served over ice. It gets its black color from the coffee liquor. A variant has a splash of heavy cream and is called white Russian. Enter a new variant, drum rule please….
CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES are big and plump and they bring lovely color and flavor to any dish! It is a family owned and operated for over 70 years. I decided to use them to make black Russian giving it a fruity fall twist!
To prepare a cranberry syrup, bring CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES, water, sugar and few orange peels to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes and cool completely (The cranberries get plumpy and look stunning in the syrup)
Stir together cranberries syrup, vodka and kahlua in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.
Pour into serving glasses and serve over ice, orange slices and additional cranberries.
-to make orange peels, peel the outside of a fresh orange with a vegetable peeler
-cranberry syrup can be made up to a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator
Skill level – Intermediate
Prep time- 3 mins
Cook time – 5 mins
1 cup CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
peel of 1/2 orange, sliced
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup Kahlua
1 orange sliced, for serving
additional CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES, thawed for serving
1. Combine 1 cup frozen CAPE COD SELECT PREMIUM FROZEN CRANBERRIES, water, sugar and orange peels in medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover, take pan off heat and let cool completely. Discard orange peels.
2. In a pitcher, stir together cooked cranberry syrup (along with all cooked cranberries), vodka and Kahlua to combine.
3. Pour 1/2 cup Russian into a serving glass, top with ice, orange slices and additional cranberries.
Makes 3 servings
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