Shaker Vodka Cranberry

Broken Shaker Cocktail

Shaker Vodka Cranberry

We asked Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, bartenders at The Broken Shaker in Miami, to create a cocktail for SAVEUR's 21st birthday. They obliged with an elevated twist on a classic vodka-cranberry using housemade cranberry vinegar—because nothing screams 21 like vodka and cranberry juice.Matt Taylor-Gross

We asked Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, bartenders at The Broken Shaker in Miami, to create a cocktail for SAVEUR's 21st birthday. They obliged with an elevated twist on a classic vodka-cranberry using housemade cranberry vinegar—because nothing screams 21 like vodka and cranberry juice.

Shaker Vodka Cranberry
Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, bartenders at The Broken Shaker in Miami created this elevated twist on a simple vodka cranberry with a housemade cranberry vinegar.
Yield: makes one cocktail

For the Cranberry Vinegar

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 cup rice wine vinegar

For the Cocktail

  • 1 12 oz. vodka
  • 34 oz. cranberry vinegar
  • 12 oz. Cocchi Americano
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish
  • Lemon wheel, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make the vinegar, combine cranberries, sugar, vinegar, and 34 cup water in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries burst, 8-10 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, for 4 days, then strain out cranberries, reserving for another use. Vinegar will last, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
  2. To make the cocktail, combine vodka, vinegar, Cocchi Americano, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube in it. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a lemon wheel.