Winter Gin-ger Fizz a Cranberry Gin Fizz Holiday Drink

holiday drink gin fizz

A spiced holiday drink, cranberry gin fizz to celebrate the season

This is a yummy holiday drink which is a spin on the classic gin fizz. I made a quick orange cinnamon simple syrup to make this festive drink. Then, once cooled, mix with cranberry juice, gin and ice.  Strain into cups and top off with ginger ale!

If you would like a pretty garnish make some sugared cranberries! They are very easy to make.  I have a link to a post outlining the process here.

You can additionally garnish with either dried or fresh orange slices to add another pop of color!

This is a fun holiday drink you can make ahead of time and just top off with ginger ale when your party starts!

holiday drink gin fizz
holiday drink gin fizz

Making orange sugared cranberries

To make sugared cranberries you just boil orange juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves.  Coat the cranberries in the syrup. Roll the cranberries in sugar and set to dry. That’s it! They are a lovely burst of tart and sweet flavor. It is a perfect garnish for your holiday drinks.

Link to a more detailed post is here: Orange Sugared Cranberries

To make a smaller amount just for garnish I would cut the recipe to 1/4 cup cranberries, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar (1/4 and 1/4 kept separate). Follow the recipe link above for directions.

orange sugared cranberries

Looking For Other Seasonal Ideas? Check Out:

Goat Cheese and Cranberry Chutney Crostini

Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Chutney

Apple Pie Smoothie

Maple Ice Cream with cardamom and butter pecans

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holiday drink gin fizz

Cranberry Gin Fizz Holiday Drink

Shilpa Joshi
Festive winter gin-ger drink! Orange cinnamon simple syrup combines with cranberry juice, gin and is topped off with ginger ale for a holiday spin on gin fizz.
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Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 133 kcal


  • small sauce pan


Orange Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar

Cranberry Gin Fizz

  • 2 oz orange cinnamon simple syrup
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3 oz gin 1-2 oz each serving, dependent on preference
  • ginger ale to top
  • crushed ice

Optional Garnishes

  • sugared cranberries
  • dried or fresh orange slices


  • Boil orange juice, cinnamon and sugar on medium. Stirring to dissolve sugar about 3-4 minutes. Then turn off stove and let cool.
    orange cinnamon simple syrup
  • Mix orange cinnamon simple syrup, cranberry juice, gin and ice. Shake in shaker and strain into cup.
    holiday drink gin fizz
  • Top off drink with ginger ale and garnish!
    holiday drink gin fizz


Garnish with sugared cranberries or orange slices


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 18mg
Keyword cranberry gin fizz, gin fizz, holiday drink
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