If you are looking for a refreshing holiday drink, look no further than this cranberry ginger beer cocktail. Easy to make, this cranberry cocktail is sure to be a hit at your holiday parties and beyond.
If you are a fan of mojitos and the taste of ginger, you will love this vodka cocktail that is a fantastic twist on the classic mojito.
Cranberries are, of course one of the most popular foods around the holidays and this cranberry ginger cocktail is just perfect for a Christmas brunch or after dinner drink.
Read on for all the details on how to make this delicious cranberry vodka drink.
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Why you’ll love this Cranberry Vodka Cocktail
This cranberry ginger beer cocktail is easy to make and so delicious. I love it for a holiday party or special Christmas gathering but the truth is, it would be great at any time of year.
If you are a fan of the taste of ginger, you will enjoy the ginger beer in this drink and the way it offsets the sweetness from the cranberries.
This Cranberry Ginger Beer Cocktail recipe is:
- Tart and refreshing
- The perfect Christmas cocktail
- Full of festive flavor
- Easy to make
What is in the Cranberry Ginger Beer Cocktail?
The alcohol in this cocktail is vodka however, you could substitute it for white rum if you prefer. I haven’t tried it with whiskey but it might be worth a try!
To make this Cranberry Vodka you will need:
- Ginger Beer
- Simple syrup
- Mint leaves
- Cranberries (fresh preferably or thawed frozen)
- Lemon Juice
- Lime Juice
I actually didn’t have fresh cranberries on hand when I made this cocktail so I used frozen ones that I thawed in the microwave and the drink turned out great.
What tools do I need to make the Cranberry Ginger Cocktail ?
You really don’t need much in order to make a mojito and this gingerbread version is no exception.
The only tools you’ll need to make this cocktail:
If you don’t have a muddler, you can get by with the wrong end of a wooden spoon but a muddler does make things much easier and they are pretty inexpensive.
Likewise, if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a clean mason jar and then the lid for straining your cocktail into the glass.
How To Make The Cranberry Ginger Cocktail
This cocktail is really easy to make in minutes and you can double or triple the recipe to make a pitcher for a large gathering.
Step 1:Muddle the ingredients
Muddle the mint, vodka, lime juice, lemon juice, cranberries and simple sugar in the cocktail shaker using a muddler
Step 2: Add ice
Add ice to the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
Step 3: Pour into a glass
Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice, mint leaves and fresh cranberries.
Step 4: Top with ginger beer
Step 5: Stir and garnish
Add some more fresh cranberries for garnish if desired
Variations on the Cranberry Ginger Cocktail
If you love this drink, make sure to try my Gingerbread Mojito that combines the classic ingredients of a mojito with festive gingerbread.
This cranberry ginger beer cocktail is refreshing and light. If you want to celebrate the holidays in style, this is the ideal Christmas cocktail for your drinks menu.
- 15 Fresh Cranberries
- 5-10 Mint Leaves
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 oz Vodka
- Ginger Beer
- Muddle the mint, vodka, lime juice, lemon juice, cranberries and simple sugar in the cocktail shaker using a muddler
- Add ice to the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
- Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice, mint leaves and fresh cranberries.
- Top with ginger beer and serve
Garnish with fresh cranberries if desired
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