Friday, December 20, 2013

Cranberry Gin Fizz

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Are you guys all ready to have a holly, jolly, merry, bright, drinky, fizzy holiday? I am! Pick me!

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Christmas break has begun and it's officially time for some holiday spirit. Holiday spirits, rather.

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat This cocktail combines three of my favorite things: gin, bubbles, and cranberry. Plus a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. 

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat A few of these fizzy cranberry and gin drinks and you'll be super jolly. 

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Cranberry Gin Fizz

For each drink:
1 ounce (shot) good quality gin (I like Hendricks)
Juice from a quarter or half a lemon
2 ounces cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)
Champagne or prosecco 
Frozen cranberries (on a pick, or otherwise)

Add gin, lemon juice, and cranberry syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until cool. Strain into glass, then top off with bubbles. Add more lemon or syrup, to taste. Add frozen cranberries to keep cool. 

Note: this a strong boozy drink. To make a little less strong, you can use soda water instead of prosecco, or leave out the gin, and just do prosecco, cranberry syrup, and lemon.


Cranberry Simple Syrup

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, and cool before using. 

Makes about a cup and a half. 

Cranberry Gin Fizz // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
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