Liquid Assets: Santa’s Smashed

1.5 oz. cranberry maple simple syrup (see recipe below)
1.5 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice
2 oz. Basil Hayden bourbon
Fresh cranberries rolled in sugar

Cranberry Maple Simple Syrup
½ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup water
1 cup frozen cranberries

In a cocktail shaker, combine liquid ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with sugared cranberries and rosemary. Mix all ingredients together in a pot and heat until the mixture begins to boil and cranberries begin to pop (about 5 minutes). Strain liquid from solids to create simple syrup.

About Prohibitive: A weekday hideaway in Downtown Cary, Prohibitive opened in September inside The Matthews House, a circa 1905 Southern manor with manicured gardens and a grand ballroom. Full of cozy nooks and corners that make for an intimate date night or an upscale meeting, Prohibitive serves up classic cocktails and a menu of shared plates Wednesday through Friday from 4–10 p.m.

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