Cranberry Gin Fizz

This cranberry gin fizz is a great addition to your holiday cocktail rotation. Made with gin, fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade whole berry cranberry sauce and a splash of fizzy water. You’ll love this simple winter cocktail. 

I’m always looking for a way to use up cranberry sauce and I just came up with a crazy delicious way! I made my cranberry orange sauce with ginger a few weeks ago and instead of using it on a sandwich I went straight to a cocktail.

Are you shocked? You really shouldn’t be.

You know I LOVE me some gin.

PLUS how cool is it to take cranberry sauce and throw it into a cocktail?

Art likes to claim that he needs a few cocktails over the weekend because of my unwavering love of Hallmark Christmas movies. Another year, another batch of movies that I can’t stop watching.

They are all so horribly bad and I swear to everything I cannot stop watching. Especially any holiday movie that takes someone and shows them what their lives would have been if they had picked a different path.

Sucks me in every. single. time.

And yes, I know the movies all have the same plot. And yes, I know that they make it seem like there are a ton of Princes just running around looking for partners.

Although, if you’re Meghan Markle you are literally living a Hallmark movie.

Can you imagine?

The recipe for this cocktail is written to make 1 drink but feel free to double it if you want your cocktail in a big glass. Totally not judging.

Actually, last year I got these super cute cocktail glasses from Fishs Eddy and I’m sorta bummed I forgot to use them for this shoot.

I think I need to bust them out for the holidays this year because I need a good excuse to use them.

I guess I could throw a party and put them out but I have literally never thrown a house party. Well, an adult house party.

Not a high school “hey, my dad is out of town you should come over” type of house party.

Art and I are actually re-doing our kitchen and living room so maybe I’ll throw a party after that?

Ok, yes. I’m going to throw a party after it’s done. I’m saying this on the blog to hold myself accountable.

Looking for more holiday cocktails like this cranberry gin fizz?

Try my Aged EggnogGingerbread MartiniSpiked Nutella Hot ChocolateSlow Cooker Spiced Mulled WineHomemade Candy Cane VodkaChristmas Mimosa or my Warm Vanilla Cider

Cranberry Gin Fizz

This cranberry gin fizz is a great addition to your holiday cocktail rotation. Made with gin, fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade whole berry cranberry sauce and a splash of fizzy water. You'll love this simple winter cocktail. 

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons cranberry orange sauce with ginger, divided
  • Ice
  • Seltzer water
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker add gin, orange juice, 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce, and ice. Shake to combine.

Fill a short cocktail glass with ice. Strain in shaken cocktail and top with seltzer water.

Serve with the remaining teaspoon of cranberry sauce and if desired garnish with fresh cranberries and an orange slice.

Note: as you drink the cocktail stir in the cranberry sauce to add more flavor.