Garnet Cranberry Gin Slush
Cuisine: Cocktail
Author: Alison Needham
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
The simple syrup in this holiday tipple is infused with fresh cranberries, rosemary and orange zest which perfectly compliments the herbaceous gin. Rounded out with a squeeze of fresh orange juice and topped with a splash of champagne, this is a cocktail that you can serve all the way through the holidays.
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 strips of orange peel
  • 4 ounces gin (I like Bombay Gin)
  • 2 ounces cranberry syrup
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • splash of prosecco or champagne
  1. Place cranberries, sugar, water, rosemary sprigs, and orange peel in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries pop and the syrup is thick and glossy.
  2. Strain syrup though a sieve into a bowl, discarding solids. Cool completely.
  3. When you are ready to make the cocktails fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add gin, cranberry syrup, and orange juice and shake well.
  4. Remove the lid and pour carefully into two tumblers, ice and all, leaving a little room at the top for champagne. Top with a splash of champagne and serve immediately garnished with rosemary sprigs and fresh cranberries if desired
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