We recently visited Eleven Madison Park on a rainy fall day in New York City. We arrived early for our reservation, so we decided to start off with seasonal cocktails. The cranberry cocktail is the perfect bubbly cocktail to serve at Thanksgiving or during a holiday cocktail party. We’ll be sharing more about our experience at Eleven Madison Park soon, but we couldn’t wait to share this recipe!
When you build the cocktail, start by swirling the cucumber slice around the inside edge of a highball glass, and then fill it with ice to hold the cucumber against the glass. Pour the cocktail over the ice, and you’ll have an absolutely stunning presentation!
Eleven Madison Park makes their own shrub (see the recipe below). It’s very easy, but if that’s not something you’re looking to do, you could also purchase cranberry shrub to use instead.
The cocktail also includes a spicy agave syrup. In order to make it, just mix 2 parts agave to 1 part water. Infuse the agave syrup with the seeds and ribs of 3 jalapenos, then strain. It should taste spicy within 5-10 minutes, but taste it after 5 minutes because not all jalapenos are the same.
Thank you to Eleven Madison Park for sharing this incredible recipe! Also try their Apple Whiskey Cocktail Recipe. If you’re looking for more recipes, order a copy of The Cookbook, or a signed limited edition of The Next Chapter: Stories & Watercolors, Recipes & Photographs.
- ½ oz Spicy agave (see above)
- ½ oz Lemon
- ½ oz Cranberry Shrub (see below)
- 1 oz St. Germain
- 1 Cucumber
- 4 ounces of Evil Twin’s Nomader Weisse
- In a Highball, garnish with a cucumber horseback (using a peeler, peel a cucumber lengthwise to create a long thin strip and place around the inside of the glass).
- Add ice to hold the cucumber against the glass.
- Shake the agave, lemon juice, shrub, and St. Germain with a cucumber spear.
- Top with Evil Twin Nomader Weisse.
- 500g white balsamic vinegar
- 100g sugar
- 20g salt
- 510g water
- 1 quart of fresh or frozen cranberries
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, then bring to a boil.
- Let sit off heat for 10 minutes.
- Bring the liquid to room temperature in an ice bath.