Ginger Cranberry Cocktail (Frozen Vodka or Gin)

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

For the ginger syrup:

4 -inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups water

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

Directions

For the ginger syrup: 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: 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.

Cook’s Note

Can be made without soda for a martini.

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