Cape Cranberry Julep Recipe

Cape Christmas Cranberry Julep Recipe

Serves: 8


  • 1 Cup water
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • 2, 3 inch strips fresh orange peel
  • 1 Cup fresh Cape Cod cranberries, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 Cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 8 Sprigs fresh mint


Heat water, sugar, and orange peel on high in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add cranberries and cook 2 to 3 minutes. The cranberries will pop and split but still hold their shape. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until cold.

Strain cranberry syrup and discard the solids. Stir whiskey or bourbon into syrup. Fill glasses with crushed ice and pour whiskey/bourbon mixture among glasses.

Spear 2-3 raw cranberries on a toothpick and add mint as a garnish.


Use a vegetable peeler to create the orange peel strips.


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