This recipe comes from an Ocean Spray coupon book from 2003 that I’ve had in my collection since then. I like this cocktail. It’s refreshing and slightly spicy with the ginger. It works as a good Holiday drink, but I like it in the summer too. Remember: It’s 5pm somewhere!!
Cranberry Ginger Cocktail
1 bottle Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail (1.89L)
1 inch fresh ginger, sliced very thinly
- Microwave on high, 1 cup of cranberry cocktail with the ginger until steaming, about 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Strain out ginger and combine liquid with remaining cranberry cocktail. Stir well and transfer to an 8-cup glass pitcher. Chill.
- If desired, cut a long narrow strip of peel from one of the oranges to make a garnish. Juice two oranges and two limes. Thinly slice remaining fruit and stir into the cranberry mixture along with the citrus juices and gin.
- Serve cocktail over ice in glasses garnished with orange peel spirals and frozen cranberries. Makes 8 servings. Also looks beautiful in a martini glass (if you are a perfectionist you may want to strain the pulp out before you pour into a martini glass)