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!
Whether you have a raw cranberry citrus relish or an actual cooked cranberry sauce it doesn't matter, they both work great in this cocktail, although the cooked version makes for a much sweeter drink.
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!
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Cranberry Sauce Dark and Stormy
Don't let leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays go to waste! Whip up a batch of cocktails with it instead.
Don’t forget to rate the recipe, and let me know what you think about this Cranberry Sauce Dark and Stormy in the comments below. I just love hearing from you. Your reviews/comments really help other people that visit This Mess is Ours!
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 3 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Stirred
- Cuisine: Holiday
- 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
- sugared cranberries
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 158
- Sugar: 7.4 g
- Sodium: 16.2 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 23.9 g
- Protein: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: cranberry sauce cocktail, dark and stormy, cranberry sauce, holiday cocktail
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What are the health benefits of cranberries?
Cranberries are mainly known for their high level of antioxidants which maintain the health of your muscles and bones. The several plant compounds in cranberries greatly help to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. The fiber in cranberries promotes gut health as well.
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