12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: Cranberry Ginger Fizz

I’m a big fan of the combination of cranberry and ginger, so when I saw this cocktail I knew I had to give it a try.  Normally, I’m not a huge fan of gin, it’s just too floral for my tastes.  But I found that with this drink, the cranberry and ginger complement the gin quite nicely.   The original recipe that I worked from can be found over at Creative Culinary.  I’ve decided to simplify things a bit as I really wasn’t in the mood to muddle and boil and slice fruit.  If you’re up for it, then by all means go ahead.  Leave us a comment below and tell us how your final product turned out.

gin fizz

Cranberry Ginger Fizz

1/4 cup ginger ale
1/4 cup cranberry juice (I used %100 juice with no added sugar)
1 oz dry gin (I used Seagrams)
dash of lemon juice

Fill a glass with ice and add gin, cranberry juice, lemon, and ginger ale.  Garnish with 3 cranberries and a sprig of mint to resemble holly and you’ve got an instant cup of cheer.


The original recipe calls for a cranberry simple syrup instead of the cranberry juice.  I happened to have some simple syrup on hand after making candied cranberries so I did add a teaspoon of that.  However, I felt that it made the drink a bit too sweet for my tastes as I like my cranberries on the tart side.  If you like your cranberries a bit sweeter then you can give this a try, but in my opinion the sugar in the ginger ale is more than enough to balance out the tartness of the cranberry juice.


Have you tried any of our cocktails?  Do you have something you want us to try?  Leave us a comment and let us know!



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