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Cranberry Constellation | Taste and Tipple

Cranberry Constellation

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Yvonne Langen


  • 1 ½ oz bourbon
  • ½ oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • ½ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz cranberry compote
  • ¼ oz demerara syrup
  • 2 dashes Fleur de Sel bitters
  • 3 fresh cranberries, for garnish

Cranberry Compote

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, divided
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 apple or pear, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • ½ cup demerara sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in except for whole cranberries in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cocktail skewer of fresh cranberries.

Cranberry Compote

  1. Cut ½ cup of cranberries in half; set aside. 

  2. Combine remaining cranberries, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, apple and ginger in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Adjusting heat as needed, briskly simmer mixture, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir in reserved cranberry halves; simmer another 5 minutes. Cool, cover and refrigerate until needed. (Compote can be made 2 to 3 days ahead.)