Cranberry Fizz

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Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.I’m a huge fan of easy cocktails. When I go to a fancy bar and look at the amazing combinations of flavors and bizarre concoctions they come up with, I realize the drinks I make at home simply can’t compare. What I do make, however, are simple drinks that taste good. What more do you need, really?

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love. If you want a fancy drink with black walnut bitters and habanero infused absinthe, you’re best bet is to visit any of the trendy bars in Portland, Oregon. You’ll never see me come up with something crazy like that. What you will see are drinks like this Cranberry Fizz.

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.This tart and tasty cocktail starts with 100% cranberry juice, fresh orange juice, and sugar. I basically make a simple syrup by cooking these things together, but I take it a step farther and continue cooking until I end up with a thick ruby red syrup.

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.You can turn this into a non-alcoholic mocktail like I did for my kids by just mixing this syrup with sparkling water, or in my case sparkling cranberry lime water. That, all by itself, is downright delicious. If you’re looking to make a cocktail, however, an ice cold shot of vodka does the trick.

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.Just to make this drink extra pretty, I love freezing fresh cranberries in ice cubes. When you add a few cranberries and only fill the ice cubes wells half way up and let them freeze, you can top them with more water and freeze in order to get the cranberries to get frozen in the middle. Enjoy!

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.

Cranberry Fizz
 
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Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Yields: 2 drinks
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • juice from one orange
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 12 ounces sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberry juice, sugar, and orange juice and cook until reduced by half while swirling occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  2. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. To make cocktail, combine sweetened cranberry syrup with vodka. Mix well. Divide between two ice filled glasses. Top with sparkling water.

Fruity, tart, and sparkling cocktails are always so refreshing and this Cranberry Fizz, spiked with vodka, is an easy drink you’re sure to love.
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Summer Vodka Fizz

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This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.

Sit back, relax, and beat the heat by enjoying a refreshing SUMMER VODKA FIZZ  made with mint simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and vodka!

Sit back, relax, and beat the heat by enjoying a refreshing SUMMER VODKA FIZZ made with mint simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and vodka!

Have you ever tried to grow mint in your garden? I’m a firm believer that the secret to everlasting life lies within the DNA of mint. You know what I mean if you’ve ever planted it alongside other herbs, only to find that it spreads and grows beyond your wildest dreams, and year after year it comes back no matter how many times you rip it out of the ground. I have taken to growing my mint in pots and that solution simply makes everyone happy.

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Watermelon Gin Fizz

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This easy and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.

This easy and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.

I live in the Pacific Northwest. We have a very short yet impeccable growing season during the summer and early fall. The berries grown here are some of the best in the world. The apples are amazing. And did you know that Hermiston watermelons are, in my opinion, the best damn watermelons on the planet. The problem is that they are only available during a few short sweet weeks during August. The rest of the year, grocery store watermelons are available, but they just don’t compare. This is how this watermelon gin fizz came to be.

This easy and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.

You see, I bought one of those mini watermelons at the store. We buy and eat a ton of fruit in our house. My kids are basically fruit monsters. I cut up the watermelon and gave the kids a whole bunch during breakfast and neither liked it very much. It was just okay. So what do I do when I have a just okay watermelon?  I run it through the blender and mix it up with booze and some other tasty delights.

This easy and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.

The result is a super easy to make and refreshing cocktail. So, next time you have an average watermelon, just toss it in the blender and whip up a tasty drink instead of forcing yourself to eat anything that’s less than wonderful.

This easy and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.

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Watermelon Gin Fizz
 
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This tasty and refreshing Watermelon Gin Fizz made with perfectly sweet fresh juice is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during brunch or a sunny afternoon.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces watermelon juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2-4 ounces ginger ale
Instructions
  1. Run your cut pieces of watermelon through the blender to turn into a juice. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds or fibers.
  2. Add watermelon juice, gin, and lime juice to an ice filled glass. Top with ginger ale.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint or basil.
Notes
A little watermelon goes a long way. I used 2/3 of a very small watermelon and ended up with 4 cups of juice.

 

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