Bright and festive with the flavors of cranberry and ginger, this Cranberry Ginger Gin Fizz Cocktail is a perfect holiday drink for your next gathering.
2 fl oz unsweetened cranberry juice
1 fl oz ginger syrup (recipe follows)
1 fl oz Cointreau
1 fl oz Dry Gin (Beefeater works well)
12 oz can of Vernors ginger ale
1 fist-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced very thin, equal to about 1/2 cup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
In a small saucepan, combine the fresh ginger slices, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Continue simmering until reduce by half, about 15-20 minutes.
Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve to remove ginger pieces. Let cool to room temperature then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.
In a mixing glass, combine cranberry juice, ginger syrup, Cointreau, and Gin over ice. Stir to combine.
Add ice to cocktail glasses and top with half of the drink mixture. Top with Vernors.
Serve immediately with whole cranberries for garnish, if desired.
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