A float of fresh cranberries makes the perfect garnish for this seasonal Cranberry Gimlet cocktail.
Looking for a seasonal cocktail to welcome the upcoming holidays? Look no further than this Cranberry Gimlet. It’s little bit sweet, a little bit tart and has just a hint of pucker, perfect for fresh cranberry season and all of your entertaining needs.
Fresh cranberries have started popping up at the grocery store, and I’m excited to start my annual baking with them (this savory chutney and these sweet bars are some of my favorites!). But aside from an occasional cranberry juice mixed with vodka, cranberries haven’t made much of an appearance in any of our cocktail creations until now.
A gimlet of any sort is a pretty straightforward drink: your liquor of choice (usually vodka or gin) and lime juice. This Cranberry Gimlet has a bit of a twist, adding cranberry to the lime juice, citrus vodka and just a bit of sweet agave syrup to balance the flavors. Float a few fresh cranberries for an eye catching garnish.
Happy hour never looked better.
- 2 ounces citrus gin
- 3/4 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- Fresh cranberries, optional
- Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a martini glass. Float fresh cranberries in class (optional).
We have even more seasonal cocktail recipes for you to enjoy this fall: