When we kicked off our book tour with BevMo! and Pottery Barn in San Diego on October 1st, we weren’t set on demo drink yet. We knew that it had to be something delicious since alcohol had to be omitted, and it also had to be a drink that people could easily imagine adding their favorite spirit to at home.
The recipe that we came up with was really well received, encouraging us to stick with it for the entire tour. Our favorite activity was to approach someone in the store with our refreshing beverage, and then wait for the customer to find us a few minutes later to ask, “I have to know what’s in this!”
Just like all the recipes in our book, it’s actually very simple. It just tastes complicated!
We’ve been suggesting to add spiced rum, lemon vodka, tequila, or bourbon. Quite frankly, we’d use almost anything except a peaty scotch or gin. In the recipe pictured here, we used reposado. Try the recipe a few different ways and let us know which one you like best!
2 ounces reposado (or any of our suggestions above)
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce cinnamon clove simple syrup (recipe in book ♥)
2 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces club soda* (optional and not used in this photo)
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In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine your favorite spirit with the lemon juice, cinnamon clove simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake well to mix, then strain into a bucket glass filled with ice, or into a martini glass. Garnish with a peel of lemon and serve.