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1 drink

Jonathan Stanyard (IG: @thebittergringo) / Owner, The Bitter Gringo Co. Seattle, WA; Photo by Jonathan Stanyard

For the Cocktail:
    • 1 3/4 oz. Orange Infused Steel Dust Vodka
    • 1/4 oz. Five Spice Yellow Chartruese
    • 3/4 oz. The Perfect Purée Yuzu Luxe Sour blend, thawed
    • 3/4 oz. Spiced Cranberry Syrup
    • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
For the Orange Infused Steel Dust Vodka:
    • 200ml Steel Dust Vodka
    • 1 orange peel
Method for the Orange Infused Steel Dust Vodka:
1. Combine all ingredients and infuse for 48 – 72 hours.
2. Strain and store in an airtight container.
For the Spiced Cranberry Syrup:
    • 1 oz. vodka
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup boiled water
    • 1 lb. fresh cranberries
    • 2 star anise
    • 4 allspice berries
Method for the Spiced Cranberry Syrup:
1. Combine sugar, water and cranberries in a pot.
2. Add star anise and allspice.
3. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Strain into a container and stir in vodka.
For the Five-Spice Yellow Chartreuse:
    • 200ml Yellow Chartreuse
    • 1 tsp. Chinese Five-Spice
Method for the Five-Spice Yellow Chartreuse:
1. Combine ingredients and let infuse for 24 hours.
2. Strain through a paper coffee filter and store in an airtight container.
Method for the Cocktail:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain over a large ice cube in your favorite cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick.