Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Vodka • Sweet
Christmapolitan

This is the perfect Christmastime Cosmopolitan. Created by Nico de Soto of New York’s annual Christmas-themed pop-up bar, Miracle, it’s a holiday twist on the classic made with St-Germain in place of triple sec and a homemade spiced cranberry sauce instead of the usual juice, which gives the drink a more viscous texture. Fig bitters top it all off with extra seasonal cheer. Bright, tart and amazingly refreshing, it’s a gorgeous drink for a holiday party—or, simply, a gulp of relief after a long day of tree trimming and Xmas shopping.

The Essentials

Vodka
St-Germain
Spiced cranberry sauce
Shaker
The Details
Contributed by

Ingredients

1.5 oz Vodka
1 oz St-Germain
1 oz Spiced cranberry sauce
.5 oz Lime juice
2 dashes Fig bitters

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until cold and well mixed.
  • Double strain into a coupe glass.
  • If desired, tie a curly red ribbon around the base of the glass for a festive touch.
intermediate
Strength:
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

100 oz Cranberries
6.25 cups White sugar
4.5 cups Water
1.5 cups Brown sugar
1 Cup Orange juice
3 tbsp Orange zest
4 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Kosher salt
.5 tsp Nutmeg
.5 tsp Cloves

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries start to pop, about 10 minutes.
  • Strain with a mesh strainer. The consistency should be like a Naked brand blended juice—not a thick pulpy puree, but not thin liquid either. If it’s too thick, add small amounts of water until it’s the right texture.