Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Oh lovely, it’s getting close to that time of year, where you can snuggle up with your favorite someone within the cold crisp air and sip on some yummy cocktails, like this one! Cranberries will soon be available in your local supermarkets, usually at the beginning of Fall and mid-October! Be sure to save this one to serve for your next celebration or as a signature drink at your Fall wedding! Enjoy!

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Sparkling Cranberry Tea Cocktail
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
2 family-sized tea bags
21/2 cups cranberry juice (no added sugar)
1 cup vodka
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
4 cups ginger ale

(Garnish with cranberries and orange slices)

1.  Combine 4 cups water and sugar in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Pour over tea bags. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; discard tea bags. Cool. Stir in juice, vodka, and Grand Marnier; chill.

2.  Gently stir in ginger ale. Serve over ice. Garnish with cranberries and orange slices if desired.