Cranberry Spice Cocktail

cranberry spice cocktail: red drink in tall glass garnished with berries

Adapted from Food and Wine.


  • 1 orange wedge
  • 13 cranberries
  • 3 1-inch pieces of crystallized ginger
  • 2 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. white whine (aim for slightly dry and sweet)
  • Ice
  • 4 oz. hard cider
  • 4 dashes cranberry-anise bitters


  1. Mince 2 pieces of garlic, then muddle with the orange wedge and 10 of the cranberries.
  2. Add Aperol, white whine, and bitters.
  3. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Fill a Collins glass with ice, then double-strain the drink into it.
  5. Top off with hard cider.
  6. Place 3 remaining cranberries and piece of ginger on a toothpick for garnish.