Math Geek meets Home Cook . I created Erique Berry Co. to share all the positive and inspiring experiences I come across daily. Those experiences come in the form of cooking, loving, learning, and living in Charlotte, NC.
November 4, 2021
This cranberry cocktail is perfect for all of your holiday entertaining needs. Super simple to throw together but will wow your guest at the same time! (Recipe for 21+) Please drink responsibly.Jump to Recipe
Are you reading for holiday entertaining? Silly question, I know because who is ever ready for holiday entertaining so much to do from shopping to communicating plans and actually sticking to those plans. Yes, the holidays are stressful, but family and a few cocktails make it all the fun. Each year I get a little better at serving up a cocktail that wows my family, and this Cranberry Whiskey Lemonade cocktail is a clear winner. On that note, you can be a winner, too, since you probably already have the ingredients to pull off this recipe. So the fresh ingredients paired with Maker’s Mark whiskey will give you holiday hosting the vibe it needs.
Bill Samuels, Sr. set out to create a bourbon using his family’s 170 year-old recipe. However, when his family’s distiller was set on fire, he got creative. To save time in the aging process, Bill decided to swap out traditional rye grain for soft, red winter wheat. This switch is what gives Maker’s Mark its delicate sweetness rather than the hot bite of other bourbons.
Maker’s Mark Wax Dipping Maker’s Mark believes that some of the best things are worth taking the time to perfect by hand. Since Margie Samuels, who founded the distillery with her husband, bottles have been hand dipped and sealed in signature red wax. Back in his day, Bill Samuels Jr, son of Maker’s Mark founders, claimed to even be able to tell who dipped each bottle just by looking at the wax. That hand dipped seal is still done to this day, and the classic red wax lets drinkers know they are about to enjoy a delicious bourbon, made with care.
Source: Marker’s Mark
Going out for drinks is a fav, and I am lucky to live in Charlotte, NC, where bars make out-of-this-world specialty cocktails. I am talking about some of these places that don’t even have a menu. Instead, tell them what you like and or taste, and they mix up the perfect cocktails for you. If you live in Charlotte or visit soon, here are there places to put on your list for unique cocktails:
Address: 301 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206
Address: 1115 N Brevard St UNIT 1 Charlotte, NC 28206
Address: 424 E 36th St Charlotte, NC 28205
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