Cranberry Ginger Sparkler

Sometimes you just don’t want to put the effort into making a complicated cocktail, but still enjoy a delicious sip. A French 75 meets Poinsettia with a kick of ginger, this Cranberry Ginger Sparkler is an easy, but festive drink to mix up for holiday celebrations. Fresh grapefruit, lemon and cranberry juice and muddled ginger elevate this drink with out any infusions or hard to find ingredients. Simple (aka lazy) is best sometimes!

This Cranberry Ginger Sparkler would be perfect mixed up for a holiday party or served up on Christmas Day for brunch. In fact, I recently mixed up a variation of this drink for a virtual company holiday party and it was a hit!

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Description

A French 75 meets Poinsettia with a kick of ginger, this Cranberry Ginger Sparkler is an easy, but festive drink to mix up for holiday celebrations.


Ingredients

  • 2 slices peeled ginger, muddled

  • 3/4 oz grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 oz gin, I used St. George Botanivore gin

  • 1 oz cranberry juice

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 3 oz sparkling wine

  • garnish: grapefruit slice, rosemary sprig, whole cranberries


Add grapefruit , lemon & ginger into a shaker and muddle. Add the gin, cranberry & SS. Shake with ice and strain into a coupe or flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with grapefruit. I skewered my cranberries with the rosemary stem. 


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