Smoky Cranberry Sour

by James Stevenson

I am loving the tanginess of cranberries in my cocktails lately and the smokiness of The Black Grouse rounds out this cocktail for a perfect spicy flavor. I used an egg white in this cocktail and it is pretty easy to do. Shake all the ingredients together and then add ice and shake again! A simple formula for a drink that looks like it took a ton of effort to make. I garnished this drink with a Simple and Crisp dried lemon crisp which adds a understated elegance to this cocktail. This recipe is easy to double and make two at a time if you are playing bartender for a group! Make this smoky cranberry sour and impress your guest!

, Smoky Cranberry Sour


  • 1.5 ounces of The Black Grouse
  • 1.5 tablespoons cranberry simple syrup (*recipe below)
  • 1 ¼ ounces of lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ cup of ice

Garnish: Simple and Crisp dried lemon crisp and cranberry


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with The Black Grouse, cranberry simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake mixture then add ice
  3. Shake mixture for 20 seconds
  4. Strain into serving glass
  5. Garnish with simple and crisp dried lemon crisp and cranberry

Cranberry Simple Syrup:


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 cranberries


  1. In a saucepan combine sugar, water and cranberries. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  2. Strain mixture and let it cool
  3. Extra syrup may be stored in a glass container for up to a week.

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