Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Cranberry Ginger Fizz Cocktail

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays & Happy New Year!

I had a great Christmas and New Years and spent a lot of time with family.  I didn't do too much cooking so I'm going to share this cocktail my sister and I made for our New Year's Eve party.  I have the recipe pinned on one of my Pinterest boards and it is originally from Creative Culinary.  We modified it and used vodka instead of gin and tried to simplify the directions.

{ makes approximately 6 drinks }

- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/2 orange, sliced
- 2 cups vodka
- Ginger ale
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
- Extra cranberries, for garnish

1.  Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved.

2.  Add the cranberries and simmer for 2-3 minutes until cranberries burst.  Remove from heat and let cool.

3.  Add lemon and orange slices.  Use a wood spoon or muddler to mash the fruit.

4.  Stir in vodka and let steep for at least 5 minutes.

5.  Strain liquid into pitcher.

6.  Fill glasses with small amount of ice.  Add ginger ale to each glass.  A generous splash will do but you can vary depending on taste.
7.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add portion of cranberry vodka mixture.  Shake and pour into glasses.  Repeat until cranberry vodka mixture is used up.

Now it's your turn - what did you cook this week?
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1.  Add a link in your post back to this post
2.  Add the Tasty Tuesday button to your post.  You will find the button on my sidebar. 


  1. Looks and sounds delish! Happy New Year!

  2. Hi, Alissa. Thanks for hosting. I will be pinning this on my "Drinks" board this afternoon :). This is a great post to link to my Wednesday Pinterest Favorites if you want to stop over tomorrow :).

  3. seems so tasty.. A blessed new year ahead!

  4. Looks delicious! We were definitely on the same page today with tasty cocktails! ;)

  5. Your pictures turned out great Beege! Those cocktails were definitely delicious and so pretty to look at too!

  6. yum! this looks outstanding alissa. always love your recipes :-)

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  8. This is my first time linking up- did I do everything correctly or am I supposed to add something to my blog post as well? My post is number 61- the Beef Parmesan.

  9. So many recipes, so little tummy, uh, err, time. Right, time! ;-) Can you tell the recipes made me hungry! -Marci

  10. That sounds so fantastic! Must try!!!

  11. Some yummy stuff out there! Thanks for hosting...I look forward to Tasty Tuesdays every week!

  12. Oh...sounds so delicious. Happy 2012, my creative-arts-craftsy-sweet-friend!

  13. Ali,
    I wish we would have finished the cocktails,I loved them.

  14. Well these sound flippin' delicious! Pinned!

  15. Alissa, mmmm that sounds so good! I will definitely have to make this for my girlfriends, they will love it. Thanks for sharing and happy year ahead!

  16. Looks really nice! Might try out some of these, hmmm!!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting! I linked up a yummy cookie recipe. :)

  18. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm now a follower of yours. Those drinks look delicious :)

  19. I made Pomegranate Martinis for New Year's Eve. Ya know, trying to start the new year off healthy :)

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  21. Thanks for hosting. I will be pinning this on my "Drinks" board this afternoon :). This is a great post to link to my Wednesday Pinterest Favorites if you want to stop over tomorrow :).organic superfoodkeratin hair treatment


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