Orange Cranberry Gin Fiz RecipePublished ~ November 3rd, 2020 | Updated ~ March 28th, 2021
Author ~ Carl Busch
Tags ~ Gin | Cointreau |
It's November and it definitely feels like fall. Pretty soon you'll probably be busy with holiday shopping, travel, and family gatherings. So, now is a good time to relax and take a minute to yourself with an Orange Cranberry Gin Fiz.
How To Make an Orange Crannberry Gin Fiz
- 0.5 fresh orange juice
- 2 oz cranberry puree
- 0.5 oz cointreau
- 1.5 oz beefeater gin
- 2 oz soda water
- Combine all ingredients but soda into a tin
- Add ice
- Shake for 10 - 12 seconds
- Strain into your glass
- Top with soda water
- Garnish with rosemary sprig and an orange twist
This past year has been an interesting one to say the least. But, there was a positive in the chaos for me, and that was learning that I like gin. My taste buds and a gin and tonic is a match made in heaven.
As November got closer I wanted a gin cocktail that offers holiday flavors and is super refreshing. If I am going to be spending time with family, I want something that I can drink all day long.
Carl suggested we try an orange cranberry gin fiz. I was on all for it. I love all of those flavors. There's no way it's not delicious, right?
After searching for recipes online we had a good understanding of the base of the cocktail. But we both like to play around with recipes to add our own style and flair.
Carl has used the cranberry puree/simple syrup we used in this recipe for years. Why mess with a good thing. He uses the mixture mostly for variations of a Cosmopolitan, but thought it would be a great fit in this drink.
The cranberry puree/simple is easy to make. You just need water, sugar, fresh cranberries, and orange zest to make it.
How to Make Cranberry Puree
- 18 oz fresh cranberries
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 zested orange peel
- Bring water to a boil
- Add sugar and cranberries
- Stir until sugar id dissolved
- Bring back to boil
- Reduce to a simmer
- Add the orange zest and stir
- Let simmer for 15 minutes
- Fine strain the puree
- Cool before using
A typical gin fiz uses lemon juice but we went ahead and substituted that with fresh orange juice. Gotta get that orange flavor.
We also use Cointreau to help tie the cranberry puree and orange juice together. It really does give the drink a nice little bite.
For the booze, a good London Dry gin is just right in this gin fiz variant. The juniper flavor of the gin doesn't overwhelm the cranberry and orange, but is still there, in just the right proportion.
Just top it off with soda water to give the drink those nice bubbles that you look for in a fizz.
We garnish the cocktail with a sprig of rosemary and orange twist to give the cocktail great aromatics while you sip.
We hope you enjoy our version of an Orange Cranberry Gin Fiz and it helps you through the holiday season. Not that you need the holidays to enjoy one.
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