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Overhead view of a cranberry gin cocktail with second drink in background and cranberries and lime wedge garnish

Cranberry Gin Cocktail

Want to take a gin and tonic and turn it into a Christmas cocktail? This Cranberry Gin Cocktail is a simple drink that's absolutely packed with holiday flavor. Plus, it has the perfect color scheme for Christmas celebrations!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cocktails, Cranberry Cocktails, Cranberry Drinks, Gin Cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
Author: Sues


  • 2 ½ oz. gin
  • 1 ½ oz. cranberry simple syrup
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 3 oz. tonic water (or soda water)
  • Sugared cranberries and lime wedges, optional


  • Put gin, cranberry simple syrup, and lime juice into an ice-filled shaker and shake well.
  • Pour drink into ice-filled glass and top off with tonic water. If you prefer to use soda water, you can.
  • Garnish with sugared cranberries and lime wedge, if desired.


  • To make a big batch cocktail that serves 8, mix together in a large pitcher: 2 ½ cups gin, 1 ½ cups cranberry simple syrup, and ½ cup lime juice. Add 3 cups of tonic water just before serving (or keep on the side for party guests to add themselves).
  • If you prefer to purchase cranberry simple syrup, here is a good option.
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