First Bite Recipe: Discover the Ultimate Cranberry, Cherry Brandy, and Bourbon Mix

First Bite

First Bite Recipe: Discover the Ultimate Cranberry, Cherry Brandy, and Bourbon Mix
| Servings: This recipe makes 1 serving.


First Bite
First Bite

First Bite is a delicious and easy-to-make shot that combines the flavors of cranberry juice, brandy, and bourbon. This recipe is perfect for parties or gatherings with friends and family.


The First Bite shot is a modern twist on classic cocktail recipes that use cranberry juice as a base. The addition of brandy and bourbon adds depth and complexity to the drink, making it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.


How to prepare

  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and strain the mixture into shot glasses for sharing.


  • You can experiment with different types of fruit juices or spirits to create your own unique variations of the First Bite shot.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use high-quality cranberry juice, brandy, and bourbon for the best flavor in this shot. You can also adjust the ratios of the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the First Bite shot in shot glasses for a fun and festive presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Mixing the ingredients in a mixing glass and straining them into shot glasses is the best technique for making this shot.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute other types of fruit juice or spirits for the cranberry juice, brandy, and bourbon in this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can mix the ingredients ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve the shots.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the First Bite shot with a twist of lemon or a fresh cranberry for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

This shot pairs well with appetizers or small bites like cheese and crackers.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover shots in the refrigerator and serve them chilled.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of the First Bite shot contains approximately 150 calories.


The First Bite shot contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


There are no fats in the First Bite shot.


This shot does not contain any proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cranberry juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help boost your immune system and overall health.


This recipe may contain allergens such as alcohol, so be sure to check with your guests before serving.


The First Bite shot is a low-calorie cocktail that is perfect for special occasions or celebrations.


The First Bite shot is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for parties or gatherings with friends and family. Enjoy the flavors of cranberry juice, brandy, and bourbon in this festive drink.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe is still vivid in my mind. It was a rainy day in the small village where I grew up, and I was feeling restless. I decided to visit my friend Martha who lived just down the road. As I walked through the misty streets, I could smell the enticing aroma of spices and herbs wafting from her kitchen.

When I arrived at Martha's house, she welcomed me with a warm embrace and a cup of steaming tea. We chatted for a while, catching up on the latest gossip in the village. Then, out of the blue, Martha mentioned a recipe that she had recently learned from a traveling chef. She called it "First Bite."

Intrigued, I asked her to tell me more about this mysterious dish. Martha smiled mischievously and led me to her kitchen, where she began to gather the ingredients. As she worked, she explained the history of the recipe.

According to Martha, "First Bite" was a traditional dish from a far-off land, passed down through generations. It was said to have magical properties, able to bring good fortune and prosperity to those who tasted it. The recipe was a closely guarded secret, known only to a select few.

As Martha stirred the pot, the air filled with the tantalizing scent of exotic spices and herbs. I watched in awe as she added the final ingredients, a sprinkle of saffron and a dash of cinnamon. Then, with a flourish, she presented me with a steaming bowl of the dish.

I took my first bite, savoring the flavors that exploded on my tongue. The dish was unlike anything I had ever tasted before, a perfect blend of savory and sweet, spicy and tangy. It was a symphony of tastes and textures, each bite more delicious than the last.

In that moment, I knew that I had to learn how to make "First Bite" for myself. I begged Martha to teach me the recipe, promising to keep it a secret just as she had.

And so, over the course of the next few weeks, Martha became my mentor and guide in the art of cooking. She taught me the intricacies of blending flavors, the importance of timing and technique. Together, we experimented with different variations of the recipe, adding our own personal touches to make it truly unique.

As I practiced and honed my skills, I began to understand the magic of cooking. Each dish was an expression of love and creativity, a gift to be shared with those we cared about. And "First Bite" became my signature dish, a symbol of my journey into the world of culinary artistry.

Over the years, I have shared the recipe for "First Bite" with friends and family, passing on the tradition that Martha had so generously shared with me. And each time I make it, I am transported back to that rainy day in the village, when I first discovered the joy of cooking and the power of a single, delicious bite.


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