There’s no better time to try a new cocktail than during the holidays. I reached out to Sledge Distillery for recipe inspiration. If you’ve never made a trip to Sledge, it’s a must. Using the same family recipe since 1942, Mark Sledge, craft spirits along with a crew of childhood friends on a family ranch 10 miles southwest of Granbury, TX. They grow their own grain, grind it on the front porch, and cook the mash and invite you to taste the distinctive flavor of a cherished Sledge family tradition. In a time where craft distilling is tempted to take delivery and bottle with a custom label, their spirits are truly hand-crafted from start to finish in small batches and finished new oak barrels. Taste it and you’ll understand why a good thing can’t be rushed and this family’s tradition will never change. You can read more about the family history here. They have holiday hours right now for sipping and shopping so be sure to check out their event page here.

Cranberry Whiskey Sour

Today’s recipe share is the Cranberry Whiskey Sour. 

Fill a shaker halfway with ice
Add 2 oz Rocky Branch Bourbon
2 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Orange juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
Pour into glass
Garnish with cranberries and orange peel (I grabbed a sprig of rosemary from the garden because I love how it smells)
Pour your sip into a really cool set of retro glasses from my friend Jen at Long Game Bar Ware here and you’ll have a very swinging holiday party!