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cranberry gin cocktail with dried orange slices, rosemary, and sugared cranberries as garnish

Cranberry Gin Fizz

A refreshing cranberry cocktail made with a homemade cranberry sauce, fresh orange juice, & Gin!
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 cocktails


Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest zest of 1 orange

Cocktail Ingredients (4 cocktails)

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce made above
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • cup orange juice juice of 1 large orange
  • 6 ounces Gin
  • Ice for cocktail shaker & cocktails

Optional Garnishes


  • First make the cranberry sauce by adding the cranberries, sugar, water, rosemary, and orange zest to a saucepan. Stir together, bring to a simmer, and cook over low heat until the cranberries burst.
  • Once the cranberry sauce is ready, remove and discard the rosemary sprig and set the sauce aside to cool. While the sauce is cooling, juice the orange.
  • Add the cooled cranberry sauce to a cocktail shaker and muddle the cranberries to release any of the remaining juice.
  • Then, fill the cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the fresh orange juice. Add the cocktail shaker lid so it is sealed. Then, shake together until the glass is frosted.
  • To make one cocktail, add 2-3 ice cubes to a glass and pour ¼ cup of the cranberry orange syrup from the cocktail shaker. Then, add ½ cup sparkling water and 1.5 oz gin to each glass and stir together.
  • Top each cocktail with desired garnishes such as dried orange slices, sugared cranberries, or fresh rosemary. Then, serve and enjoy!


  • For this cocktail, I used Empress 1908 Gin, but other brands I like include Tanqueray and Malfy Gin. Every gin brand tastes different, so make sure to use one you know you like!
  • The cranberry sauce can be made 2-3 days ahead of time and stored in a closed container in the fridge. 
  • The orange can be juiced 2-3 days ahead of time and stored in a closed container in the fridge. 
  • To make this drink as a mocktail (non-alcoholic), replace the gin with cranberry juice for a stronger cranberry flavor.
  • This is the cocktail shaker I used for this recipe. This muddler is similar to the one I own and used.


Serving: 1cocktail (no garnishes) | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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