January Recipes

Cold Snap Smash

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Three glasses of Cold Snap Smash cocktail
Hands On:
12 minutes
Total Time:
12 minutes


    Basil-Spiced Simply Syrup

    • ½ cup Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    • 4 oz water
    • 2 (3½-in.) cinnamon sticks
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 8 fresh basil leaves


    • 2 (⅛-in.-thick) slices peeled gingerroot
    • 2 oz Triple Sec
    • 1 oz fresh lime juice
    • 1 oz Basil-Spiced Simple Syrup
    • 3 dash(es) orange bitters
    • Orange slice, for garnish
    • Fresh basil, for garnish
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    For Basil-Spiced Simple Syrup, bring sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves and basil to a gentle boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to ½ cup. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl; discard spices and basil. Cool syrup. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
    For each drink, muddle gingerroot in a cocktail shaker. Add Triple Sec, lime juice, Basil-Spiced Simple Syrup, orange bitters and ice to the cocktail shaker. Cover and shake well until chilled.
    Strain into 1 (10-oz.) ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange slice and basil, if desired.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serves: 1
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat: 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat: 0g
    Trans Fat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
    Sodium: 25mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrate: 19g 7%
    Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
    Sugars: 17g 34%
    Protein: 0g 0%

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