Ginger Cranberry Gin Fizz

by Kaylene
2 drinks
10 min

A sweet and fizzy cocktail that is great for the holidays. Ginger and cranberry mix together wonderfully with a slight zip of gin.

‘Tis the season to drink and be merry! Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Well, okay I guess they are about giving and family and making great memories but all these things are happening while eating amazing foods and sipping on delicious drinks.

This festive drink has the classic seasonal cranberry, mixed with ginger and gin to make a fizzy cocktail that is way too easy to drink.

I am going to completely honest with you guys. I have never liked gin. When I first started dating my husband that is all he drank. Gin and tonics. I thought they smelled like a pine and couldn’t stomach the taste either.

One day my husband splashed a little ginger ale over his gin because we were out of tonic and my mind was changed! How could I have written gin off so easily!? Mixed with the ginger ale it was DELICIOUS!

My newfound appreciation for gin came just in time for the holidays. I researched all the different flavors that would pair well with ginger but still have a festive twist. Hello, cranberry. These two flavors go so well together. They are both sweet but with a little zing and the ginger ale gives it the perfect little fizz. 

If you are like me and don’t usually like gin, give this drink a try. Somehow that pungent taste of gin mixes so well with the other flavors.

It is the perfect balance of sweetness and boldness and it is way too easy to enjoy. Sip on these slow so you don’t end up passed out under the Christmas tree.

This drink would also be great non-alcoholic. Omit the gin for a sweet kid-friendly festive drink.

Recipe details
  • 2  drinks
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
Show Nutrition Info
Hide Nutrition Info

  • 2 Shots Gin
  • 1 Cup Ginger Ale
  • 1 Cup Cranberry Juice

Rim two short tumbler glasses with sugar.
Fill glasses with ice.
Pour one shot over each glass, add the ginger ale followed by the cranberry juice.
Garnish with rosemary sprig and cranberries if desired.
Want more details about this and other recipes? Check out more here!