Utilizing cranberries in cocktails is something I love doing during the holiday season, but I also love it when the cocktails don’t take up too much of my time. The holiday season is full of things to do and this spritzer is not only refreshing, but super simple.
I used gin in this application, but you can really use any spirit you have at home. The cinnamon syrup adds a bit of spice and the cranberries add a tartness that is rounded out by the botanicals in the gin. I used a London Dry Gin in this cocktail because I love how the juniper, citrus and peppery notes shine through and add a crispness to the overall flavor.
Try this cocktail to add some festive vibes to your holiday season.
Cran Gin Spritzer
1.5 ounces Gin
2 ounces of Cranberry Juice (I used 100% unsweetened)
½ ounce Cinnamon Syrup
Top with club soda
Garnish: Cranberries and cinnamon stick
Add all ingredients to a wine glass with ice
Stir then garnish with cranberries and cinnamon stick
Makes one cocktail