Cranberry Gin Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

This delightfully crisp pink-hued drink is sure to shimmer!

We gathered the best Valentine’s Day beverages to make this week, and this sparkling cranberry ginger cocktail from our December wreath-making entertaining feature story is one of our favorites. It’s not just a cocktail, it’s a representation of friends gathering together to celebrate each other. Skip the gin for a refreshing and just-as-good alcohol-free version. Find your favorite girl friends and do a gal-entines toast!

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Photo by Gary Payne

Recipe: Cranberry Gin Gin Fizz

Inspired by A Golden Afternoon‘s Bonnie Rush

Makes 1

2 oz. gin (Bonnie’s favorite is Old Grove from Ballast Point Brewing)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. cranberry ginger syrup (recipe below)
Ice
Ginger beer (Fever Tree, Maine Root or Bruce Coast)
Rosemary, juniper sprig or clementine slice for garnish

1. Stir together the first three ingredients in a cocktail glass, and add ice.

2. Float the ginger beer and add the garnish.

Cranberry Ginger Syrup

Makes 1 ½ cups

1 c. water
1 c. organic sugar
1 ginger root (a few inches long and wide)
1 c. cranberries

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Stir and turn the heat up to medium. Let the liquid come to a boil.

2. Continue cooking on low for 20 minutes.

3. Cool, strain and use, or refrigerate in an airtight container.

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