This is a sponsored post in partnership with my friends at Uncommon Goods. Any opinion in this post is my own. Recipe for Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail.
Oh my goodness. Did I have fun with this Homemade Gin Kit from Uncommon Goods! I’m not sure what I was expecting as I was opening the box, but I have to tell you that I was absolutely delighted to find two bottles snuggled among tins of juniper berries, botanical blend, funnel, and strainer. I could feel the excitement building as I pulled the bottles out of the box, feeling a little felonious as I was about to make my own gin!
I’ve actually been binge watching the Andy Griffith Show, and I half expected a knock on my door, and Barney Fife barging into my kitchen with his wide eyes and goofy voice yelling to put my hands up while he fumbled to get his pistol out of its holster!
Seriously though, this would be such a great gift for someone…and you could give it in two different ways…. as the kit itself…or you could have all the fun in making the gin, and give the bottles as gifts!
I was actually surprised that it only took 36 hours to make this gin. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much, but I was wrong. The delicious flavor of evergreen came through at first sip. Delicious, a gin most definitely gift worthy!
And in the spirit of the holiday season, I thought that this festive Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail would be perfect to make with my homemade gin. Imagine, at your next get together, telling your friends that you made the gin! This semi-sweet / semi-not sweet drink has a delicious tart cranberry flavor with a hint of evergreen from the juniper. A true Christmas flavor!
If you’re looking for that last minute gift, you can find this Homemade Gin Kit on the Uncommon Goods website…along with the so many other very cool gifts that they offer! And if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, you can rely on Sunny, Uncommon Goods new Gift Guide to help you find just what you’re looking for!
Life is good. It’s a “I’m feeling like a kid with a new toy…” kind of good!
- Crushed Ice
- 8 oz cranberry juice
- 4 oz gin
- Cranberry flavored ginger ale
- Sprigs of mint
- Sugared cranberries
- Lime wedges
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- ½ cup water
- 6 oz fresh cranberries
- Fill 4 stemless wine glasses with crushed ice. Add 2 oz of cranberry juice to each glass. Add 1 oz gin to each glass. Top off with the cranberry flavored ginger ale. Serve with sprigs of mint, sugared cranberries, and lime wedges.
- In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup of granulated sugar and water to boil. Let boil for about three minutes. Remove from heat. Add the cranberries to the pan, and quickly remove to a cooking rack that has been placed over a cookie sheet.
- Let the cranberries dry for about 15 minutes. Add ½ cup granulated sugar to a small bowl, and roll the dried cranberries around in the sugar until coated. Place on dry surface to set.