Cranberry Maple Sour

by James Stevenson

This blog is sponsored by Total Wine & More

The first company that I partnered with when I started Beautiful Booze was Total Wine & More so they really hold a special place for me. Beyond that, it is one of my all-time favorite places to shop for spirits and wine. The selection is insane, I have never walked out empty-handed, and the price is right!

So, I am super thankful to partner with them again this year to showcase this festive Cranberry Maple Sour featuring Ensign Red Black Canadian Whisky. For a while, I have wanted to try making cocktails with Canadian Whisky at home as I haven’t ever had a bottle in my bar ever! Can you believe that? Since I am making more cocktails at home, I have wanted to try new things as well as go out of my comfort zone.

, Cranberry Maple Sour

I decided to go explore at Total Wine Seattle which is very impressive with selection as well as staff. Every time I walk into a Total Wine & More, I feel like I am in booze heaven and quite frankly have to force myself to not buy everything in the store lol.

One thing I really love about Total Wine & More is the staff- everyone is so helpful and they always have such great recommendations as well as knowledge. I was helped by a former bartender which was super helpful as he was able to recommend this whisky for cocktails AND it did not disappoint. This particular whisky is sold exclusively at Total Wine & More and is at a great price point.  I also love the versatility of this product as it’s great for sipping as well as cocktails especially this cocktail because it has tasting notes of dried fruit, oak, and maple.

, Cranberry Maple Sour



  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker
  2. Shake with ice and then strain
  3. Shake without ice then strain into coupe glass*
  4. Garnish with fresh cranberries and grated cinnamon

(*I made the foam extra by also mixing the cocktail with a hand milk frother)

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