For Ginger syrup:
- 4-inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Place all syrup ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until sugar dissolves and the ginger is infused in the syrup, about 20 minutes. Strain and allow to cool fully before use.
For the drink:
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 cups vodka or gin
- 2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup ginger syrup, or to taste
- Splash club soda
- Shaved ginger
Crush the frozen cranberries in a large glass pitcher. Add the lime juice and their juiced wedges to the pitcher. Pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, and ginger syrup. Put ice in low-ball glasses and fill glasses about 2/3 full. Top off with club soda and garnish with a shaving of fresh ginger.
Note: Can be made without soda for a martini