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Cranberry Sauce Dark & Stormy

Cranberry Sauce Dark & Stormy recipe || Quite possibly the tastiest way to use up all of that cranberry sauce during the holidays! || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #vegan

If I had to guess I would bet that you had leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving just hanging out in your fridge. It’s probably getting a little lonely in there without all of the turkey and the fixings. Maybe you should let that cranberry sauce really shine by turning it into a delicious dark & stormy cocktail! 

Cranberry Sauce Dark & Stormy recipe || Quite possibly the tastiest way to use up all of that cranberry sauce during the holidays! || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #vegan

Whether you have a raw cranberry citrus relish or actual cranberry sauce it doesn’t matter, they both work great in this cocktail, although the cooked version makes for a much sweeter drink.

Cranberry Sauce Dark & Stormy recipe || Quite possibly the tastiest way to use up all of that cranberry sauce during the holidays! || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete #vegan

We served this up at the last-minute holiday party that we threw with the Friends Who Fête girls and it was a huge hit! They make for really easy sipping, almost too easy! 

Cranberry Sauce Dark & Stormy
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 heaped tablespoons cranberry relish or cranberry sauce
  • 2 ounces mandarin juice, if you don't have mandarins or can't find mandarin juice you can use freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • ginger beer
To garnish
  • sugared cranberries
Instructions
  1. In a pitcher combine the cranberry relish/sauce, mandarin juice, and spiced rum. Stir to combine. Strain over ice in a rocks glass then fill to the top with ginger beer. Serve immediately with sugared cranberries if desired.
 

 

 

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.