Christmas Gin Fizz

It's nice to have a tipple at Christmas time and my favourite has got to be gin, this cocktail is light and refreshing thanks to the mint, but still Christmassy and warming because of the cranberries and gingerbeer.

Ingredients

For the simple syrup:

100g caster sugar

100ml water

A handful of fresh cranberries

 

For the cocktail:

1 lemon, sliced

1 orange, sliced

A handful of fresh cranberries

A handful of fresh mint

1 cup of gin

1 bottle of ginger ale

Lots of ice

 

Method

1. Make the simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, and water to a simmer over medium, stirring to dissolve the sugar completely. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries are tender but haven't burst about 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool, this can be made the day before and kept in the fridge. 2. In a large jug add the lemon, orange cranberries, simple syrup, mint and gin. Muddle this mix together with a wooden spoon. 3. Add lots of ice, fill to the brim with ginger ale, give it a good stir and enjoy!

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