Combine cranberries and sugar in a shallow baking pan allowing a single layer only. Bake for 1 hour. NOTE: Check every 15 minutes for sticking. During the last 30 minutes use a spatula to move cranberries around, mixing them with the melted sugar. Any patches of melted sugar can burn or harden.
Place all ingredients in a small cocktail glass in the order listed using the Bitter Lemon or Ginger ale to fill glass to desirable level.
Make a quarter slice on the orange slice, twist and add to cocktail for flavor and garnish.
Recipe adapted from: Home on the Range Cookbook (Millicent Kennedy, Richmond VA)
Note on The Millicent Cocktail: I made this at room temperature though if desired it could be over ice or the bourbon could be shaken with crushed ice and strained before being added to the cocktail glass.