Bubbles make everything better, especially when you add them to this five-ingredient Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail.

Three glasses of Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktails with fresh cranberries and lime wedges as garnishes.

We can think of no better way to kick off the weekend than with a glass (or two!) of this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail.

This simple, refreshing gin cocktail is not only easy to make, it looks extra fancy when dressed up with fresh cranberries and lime wedges – the perfect way to add a little style to your holiday happy hour.

What ingredients do you use to make this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail?

This drink has a little bit of tang to it thanks to the fresh lime and cranberry juices. A touch of simple syrup and generous pours of gin and Prosecco keep everything balanced.

Plus, with only five easy-to-find ingredients, this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail couldn’t be simpler to throw together – always a bonus during the hectic holiday season.

A quick word about cranberry juice.

You will get a range of hues in this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail depending on the cranberry juice you use. The pale color you see in these pictures almost looks like grapefruit juice, but it’s actually from organic cranberry juice. If you buy a conventional cranberry juice, you will notice a more vibrant color in your cocktail.

Either ingredient works here; it’s merely a color preference.

Top down view of three glasses of Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktails on a white distressed board. Glasses are garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges. Ugh! Not a gin fan. Can I make this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail with vodka instead?

Vodka and cranberry are a time-tested cocktail combination, so you van definitely make the substitution if that’s the spirit you prefer. (Though I really do encourage you to try the gin at least once!)

Bonus! You can easily turn this cocktail recipe into a batch-style Sparkling Cranberry Gin Punch.

Hosting a crowd? Simply multiply the recipe by the number of guests and add the chilled ingredients to a punch bowl right before guests arrive.

Make sure to set out a bucket with ice for guests to add to their glasses before serving themselves.

Lowball glasses with ice filled with Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail and garnished with fresh cranberries and lime wedges.Of course, you don’t need to save this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail just for the holidays. I can see myself sipping this thirst-quencher well into winter. Try a glass tonight; I bet you’ll agree with me.

 

Add a little fun and festivity to your happy hour with this five-ingredient Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail.

 

 

Looking for more cranberry cocktail inspiration? Check out a few of our favorites below:

Cranberry Whiskey Sours – Garnish with Lemon®

Cranberry Moscow Mule – Boulder Locavore

Cranberry Orange Prosecco Cocktail – Garnish with Lemon®

Hot Cranberry Whiskey Lemonade – Cookin Canuck

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Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail

Toast the holidays with this 5-ingredient Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Prosecco

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a low ball glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Garnish with fresh cranberries and lime wedges, if desired. 

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 13mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 18g Protein: 0g