Making a Rum Rudolph Cocktail

Unexpectedly, the Rum Rum Rudolph is not a classic cocktail. With the popular “Run Rudolph Run” holiday song, the notion has spread on social media, but there's no recipe yet.

This recipe may become classic. Its spiced cranberry syrup is delightful and perfect for holiday cocktails. A Craft & Cocktails drink inspired the spiced cranberry flavor, but else it's a new holiday beverage.

Rum Rum Rudolph Cocktail Recipe Ingredient Spiced cranberry syrup:

1 cup packed brown sugar (light, dark, or both) 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice 8 whole cloves 3 cinnamon sticks 2 crushed, torn green cardamom pods

Cocktail: 2-ounce spiced rum One ounce spiced cranberry syrup Cranberry juice—1/2 oz 1/2 oz lemon juice Three dashes citrus bitters Optional 1/2 ounce egg white

Mix sugar, cranberry juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and cardamom in a saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Turn off heat, cover, and steep 15 minutes.

After straining drink into half of cocktail shaker, add egg white. To foam egg white, discard ice and shake again for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe, garnish, and serve.

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