friyay happy hour: cranberry + gin mule

so in the midst of this holiday season, myself and my little elves (my friends lindsey & jeanelle) have been working away to pump out some REALLY COOL new stuff over at newfoodtuesdayz headquarters (my kitchen & couch). 

first and foremost, before i start gushing about all that is exciting and new, i have to take a second to thank the aforementioned elves for all their time, support, creative energy and technical expertise. with out their talents, neither of the projects i have bene working on would have been possible.

now, on to the goods. the first announcement you may have already noticed. newfoodtuesdayz has gotten a little makeover. there are new RECIPE GALLERIES, there is more information about newfoodtuesdayz and how to work with me, but most importantly, cakes can now be ORDERED ONLINE. and cakes are just the beginning. not only is the launch of our online shop an incredible way to order your cakes, it is the best way to order my next announcement. 

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! A CAKE CALENDAR IS NOW FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!!

my amazing friend & insanely talented photographer, lindsey johnston, photographed and designed the layout of the calendar and we shot the whole thing in three weeks. it was a crazy idea that we came up with WAY late in the year, but we did it and it is BEAUTIFUL. you can purchase it HERE

now to top off all the sweet, SWEET goodness i just dropped on you, i will leave you with a cocktail that won't disappoint. 

cranberry + ginger mule
prep time: 1 minute
active time: 1 minute
total time: 2 minutes
ingredients: 2 oz gin. 1 oz lemon juice. 5 oz ginger beer. 1 cup ice. sugar for the glass. candied cranberries for garnish.  

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start by gently brushing the edge of your serving glass with a bit of lemon juice.

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dip the sticky edges of your glass into the sugar to lightly frost the glass.

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add in your ice. pour in the gin and lemon juice.

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top it off with the ginger beer.  

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garnish with candied cranberries and serve.

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xo, a
cranberry + ginger mule
prep time: 1 minute
active time: 1 minute
total time: 2 minutes
ingredients: 2 oz gin. 1 oz lemon juice. 5 oz ginger beer. 1 cup ice. sugar for the glass. candied cranberries for garnish.
start by gently brushing the edge of your serving glass with a bit of lemon juice. dip the sticky edges of your glass into the sugar to lightly frost the glass. add in your ice. pour in the gin and lemon juice. top it off with the ginger beer. garnish with candied cranberries and serve. 

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tips & tricks: candied cranberries

the holiday season is in full swing and i'm baking up all kinds of goodies this weekend for various holiday orders. and one of the best options for festive holiday decor on top of your sweet treats are candied cranberries. 

not only are they gorgeously festive, they will hold up during your two hour car ride to your in-law's house, they can handle six hours on display atop your chocolate ganache covered cake and they are stunning and tasty on a cheese platter. if you follow on me instagram, trust you will see these non stop in my feed from now till new years day. 

candied cranberries
serves: 2 cups cranberries
prep time: 1 minute
active time: 4 minutes
dry time: 10 minutes
total time: 15 minutes
ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries. .5 cup sugar. .25 cup simple syrup. parchment paper. 

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start by pouring your simple syrup over your cranberries. toss well to combine. 
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when all the cranberries are lightly coated in syrup, spread out the cranberries in an equal layer. make sure you dry up any wet spots of syrup with a paper towel.
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sprinkle the cranberries with sugar. 
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toss all the cranberries will so that they are all lightly frosted with sugar. allow them to dry for 10 minutes.
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store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and use as desired. 
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xo, a

candied cranberries
serves: 2 cups cranberries
prep time: 1 minute
active time: 4 minutes
dry time: 10 minutes
total time: 15 minutes
ngredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries. .5 cup sugar. .25 cup simple syrup. parchment paper. start by pouring your simple syrup over your cranberries. toss well to combine. when all the cranberries are lightly coated in syrup, spread out the cranberries in an equal layer. make sure you dry up any wet spots of syrup with a paper towel. sprinkle the cranberries with sugar. toss all the cranberries will so that they are all lightly frosted with sugar. allow them to dry for 10 minutes. store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and use as desired.