2 ounces Maker's Mark whisky
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce ginger syrup (recipe below)
Cranberries and lemon slices, for garnish
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (1-inch long)
In a cocktail shaker, combine the Maker's Mark whisky, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and ginger syrup.
Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to chill the ingredients.
Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with cranberries and a lemon slice.
Ginger SyrupIn a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and ginger slices.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the ginger syrup cool completely.
Strain the syrup to remove the ginger slices and transfer it to a glass jar or bottle for storage.