I'm a huge fan of
I love this variation on the classic gin and tonic – especially for the Holiday Season. It's perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas – but it's so delicious and refreshing that you'll want to enjoy it all year long.
You'll love the scrumptious cranberry flavor, and they're super quick and easy to whip together, allowing me to spend less time behind the bar and more time enjoying the company of my loved ones!
- Ice Cubes – Filled to the brim of your glass
- Gin of Your Choice - Check out our complete guide to gin and tonic for inspiration.
- Cranberry Juice
- Tonic Water
- Orange Wedge, Rosemary Twig, and Drinking Straw for garnish if you are using a Highball Glass
See the recipe card for quantities.
As far as cocktails go, this one's pretty simple and easy to whip together!
Go ahead and start by filling your highball or balloon glass to the brim with ice.
Next, add in your
Last but not least, fill up your glass with tonic.
Since I am using Christmas ornament-shaped glasses, I have to use a stirring glass for mixing. So fill up your stirring glass with cubed ice, add the
Once everything's been mixed well, you can pour your cocktail into two glasses. If using a stirring glass, strain the mix through a Hawthorn or Julep strainer to hold back the cubed ice.
For this cranberry
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- Cocktail stirring glass
- Bar spoon
- Hawthorn or Julep Strainer (If you are using a stirring glass).
- Highball Glasses or Christmas Ornament Glasses (Chilled)
For many reasons, this cocktail should be enjoyed right away. One of the biggest reasons, though, is because tonic water will eventually go flat – ruining the fresh, crisp taste that
💭 Top tips
When preparing your
Are you wondering, "How do I chill a cocktail glass properly?" The most efficient way to get a perfectly chilled glass is to put them in the freezer beforehand. I usually give it at least a half hour, but if you're like me and plan to have friends and family over for backyard grilling and dinner parties this summer, you could also throw your glasses in the night before.
Normally, I mix the
Since I didn't have ice cubes this time inside the glass, it is really important to use ice-cold serving glasses. This drink won’t keep super cold for a long time, but it's still the perfect drink if you're hosting a party outdoors.
If you don’t wanna serve your cranberry
One final tip, in an attempt to protect our environment, is that I highly encourage you to avoid using disposable straws whenever possible, opt to use either metal or paper straws or simply forgo them altogether.
When it comes to adding a little bit of flavor to your
In a typical cranberry
There's lots of great benefits from cranberries – so why not mix it with your
There's lot of things that pair well with
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Cranberry Gin Cocktail
- Cocktail stirring glass
- Hawthorn or Julep Strainer
- 2 Highball Glasses or Christmas ornament glasses - chilled
- Cubed Ice
- 3 oz Gin of your liking
- 1 ½ oz Cranberry juice
- Tonic To fill up the glass
- Orange wedge
- Rosemary twig
- Drinking straw
- Fill a well-chilled stirring glass to the brim with Cubed Ice.Cubed Ice
- Add 3 oz Gin, 1 ½ oz Cranberry juiceill up with Tonic (one high ball glass holds 240 (1 cup) to 350 ml (1 ½ cups)) - so I recommend adding 2 - 3 cups tonic to the stirring glass.3 oz Gin, 1 ½ oz Cranberry juice, Tonic
- Garnish with an Orange wedge, Rosemary twig, and a Drinking straw if using a highball glass.Orange wedge, Rosemary twig, Drinking straw
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.