Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz

Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz is bubbly cocktail with a little bit of a bite, making it a wonderful drink for all of your upcoming holiday festivities. Whether you are serving it up with a big holiday meal or have a casual cocktail at the end of a long day, this drink will put the pep right back in your step!

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This week has been a roller coaster of emotions. With the election and realizing that yes, I am in fact taking on the task of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my family, I’ve felt that stress wave starting to rise up.

It’s this time of the year that I start to ramp up for the happiest, most joyous couple of months generally. Despite all of the drama this week has served up, I have decided I am going to cling to that happy, joyous and hopeful feeling.

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For the rest of the year, my word is going to be hope. Hope is the one thing that always leads to joy and inevitably turns your frown upside-down (for lack of a better, less corny way to say it… I know, such a dork). 

This gingery, bubbly cocktail represents that hope that I always have around this time of year. Hope for a festive end to a successful year. Hope for an even better year once January hits.

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The inspiration for this cocktail came directly from being introduced to DRY Sparkling’s ginger-flavored soda. After a sip of this soda, I instantly felt my spirits lift. All of their sodas are already refreshing, culinary-inspired and botanical – aka bomb dot com. The sparkling bottle helps with that feeling a bit, but really it’s that spicy nip of ginger at the end of every sip that gets you in the festive mood.

So I had to pair it with bourbon. I mean, obviously.

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A Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz is bubbly and bright. It’s a little spicy and light. It has a fruity element and a hefty kick of super smooth bourbon. The drink pairs perfectly with everything you can imagine for the holidays – from a big turkey dinner to a simple cocktail party.

To celebrate the holiday season, I’m pairing up with DRY Sparkling to bring you a festive package so you can get in the joyous feeling! See below the recipe for a RAD giveaway.

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As we settle into the holiday season (Thanksgiving is TWO WEEKS AWAY… AH), I say we raise a glass and toast to hope.

Cheers my lovely friends.

Disclosure: I received free product from DRY Sparkling as part of this giveaway and post. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cake ‘n Knife!

Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz

Yield: 1 cocktail

A little bite of ginger, smooth bourbon and a splash of fruity cranberry makes this a party in a glass!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 6 oz Ginger DRY Sparkling
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Pour bourbon and simple syrup into a rocks glass. Stir to combine.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and top with DRY ginger soda, leaving a bit of room at the top of the glass.
  3. Gently pour a splash of cranberry juice into the glass, letting it sink to the bottom.
 
Note: try taking a sip before stirring to combine the cranberry juice. Then stir to combine and take another sip. It’s the perfect way to get two cocktails in one!

DRY Sparkling Giveaway!

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Virtual Holiday Pairing Party!

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, we’re having a virtual Holiday Pairing Party with tons of awesome bloggers and DRY Sparkling! Throughout the next week, a handful of other bloggers and I will be virtually sipping sparkly seasonal drinks and nibbling on tasty holiday food pairings with DRY Sparkling’s new limited edition Ginger and Cranberry sodas! Visit Amber’s blog Loves Food, Loves to Eat on 11/17 for the full round-up of #HolidayPairingParty recipes.

Check in throughout the next week to see everyone’s recipes!

Loves Food, Loves to Eat

Dunk and Crumble

Feast and West

Wit and Vinegar

The Speckled Palate

Daily Waffle

Cake n Knife

Nommable

Chicano Eats

Appeasing a Food Geek

Joyfully Mad

A Little Saffron

Weeknight Society

The Giveaway:

You can celebrate with the new holiday flavors, too! Enter to win everything you need to fully enjoy DRY over the holidays, including:

1 Bottle of Limited Edition Cranberry DRY Sparkling

1 Bottle of Limited Edition Ginger DRY Sparkling

A DRY Sparkling Tee in Your Size of Choice

A Pair of Custom Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling Socks

A DRY Sparkling Beanie

Two DRY Sparkling Flutes

Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Don’t forget to head over to DRY Sparkling to figure out where to find these holiday flavors!

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17 Responses to “Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz”

  1. Bernie — November 10, 2016 at 7:44 am (#)

    OMG this looks insanely good!!!! I bet that ginger would be amazing in a moscow!!!! :) I need to try this stat.

    It’s only 7:45am and I want one now.

  2. Heather — November 10, 2016 at 11:51 am (#)

    I think ginger first, but really I want to try mixing the two! Best of both worlds.

  3. Amber | Loves Food, Loves to Eat — November 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm (#)

    This is such a beautiful cocktail, Meghan, can’t wait to try it!!!

  4. Annamarie V — November 10, 2016 at 10:36 pm (#)

    They both sound good but I think I would try the ginger first.

  5. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen — November 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm (#)

    This cocktail looks AMAZING, Meghan! Truthfully I’m not a big cocktail girl, mostly because I have NO clue what I’m doing. So I’ll have to start with this one ;)

  6. Hannah — November 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm (#)

    they don’t sell DRY ginger where I live. Can you suggest an alternative? I feel that ginger ale might be too sweet?

    • Meghan B. — November 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm (#)

      I would go for ginger beer! It has more of the ginger bite and isn’t as sweet as ginger ale (just skip the simple syrup in the recipe!).

  7. Judith — November 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm (#)

    ginger!

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  9. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — November 14, 2016 at 5:28 am (#)

    Cheers to you, lovely, and to HOPE! <3

  10. manda — November 14, 2016 at 9:16 am (#)

    I would try ginger.

  11. Nathan — November 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm (#)

    Ginger

  12. livivua chandler — November 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm (#)

    I would like to try ginger.

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  14. Jennifer S. — November 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm (#)

    I would try the cranberry first, but my sweetie would want the ginger first…..so I say it’s time for a little party! And that recipe looks fantastic — thank you!

  15. Annette — November 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm (#)

    I love ginger, so that’s the first one I’d like to try.

  16. Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek — November 23, 2016 at 10:48 am (#)

    I am with you there on the hope mantra for the season. And I love this flavor combo–ginger and bourbon are great, but I bet the cranberry takes it to a whole other level! It was fun to celebrate the #HolidayPairingParty with you! xoxo

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