Drink Up! Stir up holiday cheer with these cocktail recipes from local experts
By Micaela Hood
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Forest Fruit Holiday Vodka( Courtesy / December 23, 2013 )
What you need: A decanter bought at a home goods store, one liter of top-shelf vodka, two oranges sliced thin, four clove stems, one quart cinnamon simple syrup, eight ounces Triple Sec and one quart fresh unsweetened cranberries.
Recipe: Combine all liquid ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. In the holding vessel, arrange the orange slices and pour the liquid over the oranges. Add the cranberries, and let it sit for seven days.
To make cinnamon simple syrup: Take equal parts water and sugar, four cinnamon sticks and clove. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
From:>/i> Ralph Pagano, owner, Alba Seaside. 17315 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach; 786-923-9319; albamiami.com.