Apple Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer

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Perfect and easy holiday cocktail with this Apple Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer. Ginger ale, cranberry juice, and rosemary infused apple vodka.

Within this post you’ll learn how to make a festive holiday cocktail, plus you’ll learn about infusing drinks.

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Holidays are all about perfect moments between family and friends. For me that’s enjoying each other’s company around a quality home cooked meal. Being the foodie and food blogger of the family, apparently I’ve become a bit of a celebrity.

Our holiday dinners are always potluck style, where everyone pitches in a few dishes. It brings together a sense of sharing and community. My nephews and nieces excitedly look forward to the dishes I bring; it’s both flattering and heart-warming. I’m best known for my mashed potatoes and make them every year. They even double-checked this Thanksgiving morning to make sure I was bringing it.

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Moments like these are my perfect holiday moments. Another favorite is this Apple Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer. It’s a simple mixture of Canada Dry Cranberry® Ginger Ale, apple vodka, and cranberry juice, with a subtle surprising twist. It’s infused with fresh rosemary to give it a festive holiday feel. Soak the apple vodka with fresh rosemary to impart flavor. Just a few ingredients add up to a perfectly sweet and tart holiday cocktail, with a bit of fizz and bite from ginger flavor.

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The colors are so vibrant and this cocktail has a beautiful presentation; perfect for impressing family and guests. Don’t the dreamy photos make you want one with your holiday dinner? Garnish with fresh cranberries and fresh rosemary sprigs for added color and a festive cocktail to enjoy with loved ones.

Want more recipe inspiration with your favorite drinks? Find more ideas from these perfect holiday moments.

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Cooking Tips: How to infuse alcohols and what flavors you can use

You can infuse alcohol with almost any flavor. Fresh or dried fruits, berries, vegetables, spices, flowers, roots and herbs can all be used. The time it takes depends on how porous or flavorful the ingredients are. With any addition, the longer you infuse the more flavor will soak in. Experiment with different flavors and combination. For this recipe, I recommend at least 3 days for optimal rosemary flavor. If you don’t have that much prep time, this recipe is perfectly fine without it.
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Apple Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer


Recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sweet and tart cranberry mixed with crisp ginger ale
Texture: Smooth, refreshing holiday drink with a bit of carbonation

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Apple Cranberry Ginger Ale Spritzer

Ginger ale, cranberry juice, and rosemary infused apple vodka as a holiday cocktail.
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Plating Pixels

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups apple vodka
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 –4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cups Canada Dry Cranberry® Ginger Ale chilled
  • 3 cups cranberry juice chilled
  • Fresh cranberries as garnish

Instructions

  1. To infuse vodka: Place vodka and fresh rosemary in a sealed container. Store in a dark place at least overnight, but ideally 3–4 days.
  2. When ready to serve: Place ice cubes in a large pitcher. Stir in Canada Dry Cranberry®, apple vodka and cranberry juice. Add fresh cranberries to pitcher or in each served glass on toothpicks as a garnish.

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Note: Recipe can be served without infusing vodka. Prep time does not include this.
If preparing this recipe in advance, wait to add the ginger ale just before serving to keep carbonation.


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17 Responses

  1. I’m digging this infused vodka idea! What a fun twist on holiday cocktails! Thanks so much for sharing. #client

  2. This looks so yummy! It also looks very festive. I like that it’s a mix of gingerale and cranberry juice. I think I might try it with diet ginger ale. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Rowan says:

    This is my kind of drink! Sounds amazing, I will have to give this a try! Thanks 🙂

  4. Hayli says:

    This sounds like a perfect holiday drink!

  5. I’ve definitely never had anything like rosemary-infused apple vodka and it sounds delicious! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Pinning for later.

    xo,
    Tami

  6. What a gorgeous drink! I love how easy it is and requires ingredients I can find. It sounds like I’ll be trying to infuse my first vodka! 🙂

  7. These sound amazing! So flavorful and perfect for the holiday season 😀

  8. Apple, rosemary, cranberry – nice combination. And vodka is the perfect thing when visiting relatives. ;- )

  9. Karly says:

    Love the flavors in this cocktail!

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