Cocktail of the Month: Head in the Sand

It’s the New Year. The holidays are behind us, and now it’s just . . . cold. As we drag our feet back to work, our heads can’t help but be filled with thoughts of warm, tropical vacations. For those of you who simply can’t get away physically, here’s a little something to help you get away mentally.

THE GOODS:

1 1/2 oz Stoli Crushed Pineapple Vodka
1/2 oz Salers Aperitif
1 oz cranberry sage syrup*
1/2 oz fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into freshly iced glass of choice and garnish with sage leaves and cranberries. Tip: Crushed or nugget ice (think Sonic ice) really adds a nice touch of authenticity here!

*Cranberry Sage Syrup

2 cups sugar
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
6–10 sprigs fresh sage

Combine and cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Allow to steep for 30 minutes. Remove sage leaves and chill.

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