#DOTW: Cranberry Gin

Another perfect cocktail for the holidays! I don’t know about you, but I love cranberries, and I love gin, so this seems like a logical combo  for me. The cranberries in this cocktail are supposed to be muddled, but they are usually pretty hard, so I ended up putting them in the food processor with some fresh lemon juice, and it worked fantastically. Add simple syrup if you like it a little sweeter, cranberries are very tart!

Screenshot_20181208-113405_InstagramWhat you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Boodles Gin (or quality gin of your choice
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • fresh mint leaves
  • fresh cranberries
  • optional simple syrup

Muddle or blend 4 cranberries per drink with the fresh lemon juice. Pour into a highball glass, then muddle again with a mint leaf. Add ice, gin and cranberry juice, stir. garnish with lemon and another mint leaf.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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