If you plan to host your family and friends for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this Cranberry
They're super quick, easy to mix, and a wonderful drink to serve after dinner! The tart flavors are a nice compliment to sweeter holiday dishes, like pumpkin pie! If you've got a sweet tooth, you can sweeten them with a sweeter Prosecco!
They're the perfect Autumn and Wintertime cocktail, and they're a fan favorite when I serve them at holiday gatherings with friends and family. If you've been following my recipes for a while, you'll notice that this spritz recipe calls for classic Prosecco and not Austrian-style white wine and soda. While it might not be as "traditional," it's still wonderfully delicious!
- Ice Cubes – Enough to fill each glass to the brim
- Gin of Your Choice
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Slice for Garnish
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll want to do is chill your glasses! Personally, I like chilling them in the freezer beforehand.
You'll fill your chilled glasses to the brim with ice cubes.
Next, measure 2 oz Cranberry Juice in a
You'll top the glass off from here with Prosecco and garnish with a fresh orange slice.
If you want to intensify the color of your cranberry
There is also Gordons Pink
Another option is Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale
- Measuring Tools /
- Serving Glass
🤔 Interesting Facts about Cranberries
Compared to fun, seasonal fruits like strawberries or blueberries, these berries might get overlooked, but cranberries are chalked with important vitamins and nutrients!
They're especially rich in antioxidants, which make them a great defense against painful urinary tract infections. You'll also find lots of vitamin C, which can help support your immune system!
Some studies have also shown that cranberries may protect your heart health since they can help balance your cholesterol and lower blood pressure. And it that wasn't impressive enough, they might even help in fighting against certain cancers!
💭 Top tips
When preparing your
And are you already 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 like to 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.
If you don't have that kind of freezer space or that kind of time between refills for your guests, another method you could adopt is fulling each cocktail glass with ice cubes while you prepare your garnish. Once you're done, you can dump out the ice and start pouring the cocktail.
In an attempt to protect our environment, one final tip is that I highly encourage you to avoid using disposable straws whenever possible. If you can, use metal or paper straws or forgo them altogether.
There are lots of great health benefits to drinking cranberry juice! It's chalked full of important vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, and can even help boost your immune system and prevent certain types of cancer! And when you combine it with
Another great combination with
There's a pretty big difference between cranberry juice and cranberry juice cocktail – and that's sugar! Pure cranberry juice has no added sugar, so that it might be a bit tart for some people. A cranberry juice cocktail, on the other hand, has lots of added sugar and will taste very sweet!
If you're trying to ward off a urinary tract infection, be sure to drink cranberry juice and not the cocktail so you can get as many health benefits as possible!
You can totally mix lemonade with
🍸 Other Cocktail Recipes for You to Try
- Cranberry Gin and Tonic
- Cranberry Aperol Spritz
- How to Make a Refreshing Strawberry Spritz Cocktail
- Lovely Lavender Spritz Cocktail
- Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic Recipe
- Homemade Vodka Sidecar
- Vanilla Vodka Tonic
- Snowball Cocktail
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Refreshing Cranberry Gin Spritz
- Measuring tools / Jigger
- Serving Glass
- Cubed ice to fill up the glass
- 1 ½ oz Gin
- 3 oz Cranberry juice
- Prosecco to fill up the glass
- Orange slice for garnish
- Fill the serving glass to the brim with Cubed ice.Cubed ice
- Measure 3 oz Cranberry juice and 1 ½ oz Gin and empty them into a serving glass.1 ½ oz Gin, 3 oz Cranberry juice
- Top with Prosecco and garnish with an Orange slice.Prosecco, Orange slice
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.