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American Cocktail: Cranberry-Cream Cooler

by on Jun.29, 2011, under Food & Cocktails

Since July Fourth is days away, I thought I’d do a test run of my first ever patriotic cocktail.

But first, I’d need a spunkified drink accessory that screams “PATRIOTIC!” or “AMERICAN!” or “YANKEE DOODLE!”

So I bolted to Target and bought a shiny blue-wheel-turny-summer-majigger. Whatever that wind thing is called.

I know – I’m so cheesy, I get sick of myself sometimes.

About this cocktail: I concocted it without a recipe, without any good ingredients on hand, and without a doubt, the biggest mixer stick ever used. (So glad I bought that wind thing!)

So what’s in my drink?

Hold on to your pooch, ’cause you may lose your burrito when I tell you about this one…

Vodka, 100% cranberry juice concentrate, a bit of Fresca and whipped cream.

The drink desperately needed a layer of sweetness to soften the tartness of the juice, and whipped cream is the only “cream” I had in the fridge.

So there you go – a creamy, tart drink that tastes like dessert and looks like a carnival.

Happy Fourth!

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1 Comment for this entry

  • tangles

    Sounds delightful and perfect for the holiday (or any day). Bring leftovers in a coffee mug on Tuesday!

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