Orange-Cranberry Gin and Tonic

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Orange juice and cranberries lend a bit of festive flair to the classic gin and tonic, making Orange-Cranberry Gin and Tonic the party perfect cocktail.


Yield: Makes 1 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


  • 1 (2-inch) orange rind strip
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cranberries*
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tonic water


  1. Muddle orange rind strip, fresh cranberries, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, gin, and fresh orange juice. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Pour into an 8-oz. glass; top with tonic water. Serve immediately.
  2. *Frozen cranberries, thawed, may be substituted.
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