In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, orange juice, water, and cranberries. Heat until bubbling and the berries begin to pop, stirring frequently.
Once bubbling, use a wooden spoon to smash all the berries as they soften. Then turn off the heat. Pour through a mesh strainer into a jar, and set aside loosely covered.
Cranberry orange syrup
A FEW DASHES
Aromatic & cardamom bitters
1 1/2 OZ
In the bottom of a heavy-bottomed rocks or double old fashioned glass, saturate the sugar cubes with the syrup, and then muddle until combined.
Add the bitters and gently place a giant ice cube in the glass. Top with the bourbon, and stir to combine.
Garnish with fresh rosemary, orange peel, and dried cranberries. Serve immediately.