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Easy Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail 

November 18, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

A 5-minute cranberry gin cocktail perfect for the holidays. A combination of gin, citrus juices, cranberry juice, bitters, and ginger beer. Garnished with dried orange, sugared cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary. The best!  Pitcher instructions included.

a glass filled with cranberry gin cocktail and garnished with a sprig of rosemary, a dried orange, and candied cranberries

What Makes This Recipe Great

Cranberry is the flavor of the season, and this cranberry gin cocktail is the perfect festive drink! 

This holiday season, make gin and cranberry juice your signature cocktail for any occasion. My 5-minute cranberry gin recipe is easy to make and easy to share. It’s like a cranberry gin and tonic, but even better. This gin fizz is sweet, tart, bubbly, and delicious.

Serve with dried orange, sugared cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary for a drink as beautiful as it is tasty! 

a bowl of sugared cranberries

Ingredients Notes

See the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below. 

Gin: I used Empress1908 gin which is my favorite for gin drinks. Use whichever dry gin is your favorite. 

Lemon Juice: You can also use lime juice if preferred. 

Cranberry Juice: You can use a cranberry juice cocktail or 100% cranberry juice. Whichever you prefer. 

Simple Syrup: Optional if you like your cocktails a bit sweeter. 

Orange Bitters: Use any brand that you like. 

Orange Juice: You can use orange juice with or without pulp. When you strain the drink the pulp will not transfer. 

Ginger Beer: I like this cranberry gin cocktail with ginger beer. You can also use tonic water or soda water if you prefer. 

Garnish: Dried oranges, candied cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary. Feel free to swap in a lime wedge and fresh cranberries if that’s what you have on hand. 

Recipe Step by Step

  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. 
  2. Strain over a glass filled with ice and garnish with dried orange, candied cranberries, and a rosemary sprig. Enjoy!
a closeup shot of a cranberry gin cocktail with a dried orange, rosemary and candied cranberries next to a bottle of gin

Pro Tips

Pitcher: If you’d like to make a pitcher of this recipe to serve 8-10 people, here is the adjusted recipe.

  • 20 oz Gin
  • 5 oz lemon juice
  • 20 oz cranberry juice
  • 6 tablespoons simple syrup (optional)
  • 20 dashes of orange bitters
  • 5 oz orange juice
  • 20 oz of ginger beer

Sugared Cranberries: You can garnish with fresh cranberries or use my recipe for candied cranberries. 

Skinny Cocktail: Follow these swaps if you want to make this cranberry gin cocktail “skinny”. Use unsweetened cranberry juice, monk fruit sweetener, or Swerve for the simple syrup, and use soda water instead of ginger beer. 

Dried Oranges: You can find dried oranges for the garnish at most local grocery stores in the dried fruit section. Trader Joe’s and Sprouts have a nice selection as well. 

Recipe FAQ

Easy Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail : FAQs

What is the best cranberry juice to use for this cocktail recipe?

You can use unsweetened cranberry juice or a cranberry juice cocktail. Oftentimes, the cranberry juice cocktail has added sugar in it, so I would omit the simple syrup if you don’t like your drinks too sweet.

Can I make a pitcher of this cranberry gin cocktail?

Yes! See the recipe card below for how to turn this cocktail into a pitcher!

What is the best gin to use?

I used Empress1908 gin for this recipe, but you can use Roku, Tanqueray, Beefeater, or your favorite dry gin. 

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an overhead shot of a glass filled with cranberry gin cocktail and garnished with a sprig of rosemary, a dried orange, and candied cranberries

Easy Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail

A 5-minute cranberry gin cocktail perfect for the holidays. A combination of gin, citrus juices, cranberry juice, bitters, and ginger beer. Garnished with dried orange, sugared cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary. The best!  Pitcher instructions included.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces @empress1908gin
  • 0.5-ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 tsp simple syrup optional
  • 23 dashes of orange bitters
  • 0.5 oz orange juice 
  • 2 ounces of ginger beer

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker except for the ginger beet and vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with dried orange, candied cranberries, and a rosemary sprig. Enjoy!

Notes

Pitcher: If you’d like to make a pitcher of this recipe to serve 8-10 people, here is the adjusted recipe.

  • 20 oz Gin
  • 5 oz lemon juice
  • 20 oz cranberry juice
  • 6 tablespoons simple syrup (optional)
  • 20 dashes of orange bitters
  • 5 oz orange juice
  • 20 oz of ginger beer

Sugared Cranberries: You can garnish with fresh cranberries or use my recipe for candied cranberries. 

Skinny Cocktail: Follow these swaps if you want to make this cranberry gin cocktail “skinny”. Use unsweetened cranberry juice, monk fruit sweetener, or Swerve for the simple syrup, and use soda water instead of ginger beer. 

Dried Oranges: You can find dried oranges for the garnish at most local grocery stores in the dried fruit section. Trader Joe’s and Sprouts have a nice selection as well. 

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks/Cocktail
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: cranberry gin fizz, cranberry gin cocktail


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!