This cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour is the perfect warming cocktail for the holiday season. Cranberry juice, bourbon, lemon and simple syrup poured over ice and cinnamon sticks for a holiday twist. Cheers!

Everyone needs a little bourbon warmth in November!

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

So I’m here with your 2022 Thanksgiving cocktail! Oh hello. 

The cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour has entered the chat and I am… welcoming it. It’s tangy, tart, a little spicy and refreshing all at the same time. I swear it’s possible. 

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour in a shaker cup

I probably say it in the summer too, but this is my favorite cocktail season. All the warming flavors, the spices, the cinnamon, the ciders, the apple and cranberry – I could go on and on. I can turn practically any traditional cocktail into a fall version and this is no exception. A cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour coming right up! 

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

I love the idea of this cocktail for Thanksgiving. It’s soul warming, yet a bit refreshing. It’s tart but not overwhelmingly sweet. It pairs nicely with all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes! 

This whiskey sour is also embarrassingly easy.

Simple shake together the bourbon, lemon juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour over crushed ice and cinnamon sticks, where the cinnamon will impart a little spice as it sits and make the drink extra holiday-ish. 

Throw in an orange peel and some sugared cranberries if you’re feeling fancy!

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

Making one of these to cozy up by the fire and watch a show or read a book sounds like my ultimate fall dream.

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

Now, if you’re looking for more of a “pitcher style” cocktail to serve to a large group of guests for the holiday, I suggest my red apple cider sangria or Thanksgiving party punch. I also love this nonalcoholic sparkling pomegranate punch and my cranberry cider punch which are both huge hits. I make the cranberry cider version every Thanksgiving as a mocktail option.

This year, I’m also going this whiskey sour route. I just love a sour so much!

It is my new fall go-to, the perfect one to serve at your Thanksgiving party in a few weeks.

cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

This cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour is the perfect warming cocktail for the holiday season. Cranberry juice, bourbon, lemon and simple syrup poured over ice and cinnamon sticks for a holiday twist. Cheers!
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce 100% cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions 

  • Fill a glass with crushed ice and 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks.
  • Combine bourbon, lemon juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour over the crushed ice and cinnamon sticks. Garnish with an orange peel.
  • You can also garnish with sugared cranberries if you wish!
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cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour

It’s like a holiday splash pad!