Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cranberry Ginger Fizz

Who doesn't love a good cocktail? I am by no means a mixologist, but I love trying and creating new drinks (especially if they include gin).  These were so much fun to make and were absolutely delicious! If you are a crazy cocktail lover like myself, you have to make this drink at your next soirĂ©e. 



Ingredients:
1 cup cranberries (I used frozen cranberries because they weren't in season)
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
1/4 orange, cut into slices
2.5 shots of gin (Hendrick's Gin is my favorite)
1 cup chilled ginger ale
2 mint sprigs

Yield: 2 cocktails

Instructions:

Place 2 tablespoons drained cranberries, lemon wedges and orange slices into a cocktail shaker. 

Using a muddler, mash the fruit.

Stir in gin and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

Fill 2 glasses with ice and 1/2 cup ginger ale.

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour into the glasses.

Add additional ice to each glass and garnish with 3 cranberries and a mint sprig.