A classic Tom Collins is a boozy take on lemonade. This variation—served at New York City restaurant Jack's Wife Freda and named for the flamboyant funk guitarist Bootsy Collins—amps up the color, flavor, and potency with the addition of Lillet Rouge, a vibrant fortified wine.
Blushing Bee Makes 1 beverage 1-1/2 oz. vodka (can substitute spiced rum or citrus vodka) 1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup 2 oz. sweet & sour 1 oz. cranberry juice Shake with ice and strain into a large cocktail or Martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
Choose firm, deep red cranberries. Firmness is an indicator of quality that farmers use themselves, and deep color means more antioxidants! Transform them into a tart Cranberry Lillet Rouge Sorbet! From @Serious Eats Sweets, found at