Orange and Cranberry Spritzer

Orange and Cranberry Spritzer


1/2 Cup White Sugar

12 Oz Fresh Cranberries

Peel of 1 Orange

1/2 Inch Piece of Fresh Ginger, peeled

2 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

16 Oz Gin

8 Oz Elderflower Liqueur 

1/2 Cup Orange juice

1 Cup Grapefruit Juice

1/2 Tsp Pure Orange Extract

1 Tsp Pure Cranberry Extract

6 Sparkling Orange Juice Cans 

Star Anise, Cranberries, and Orange Peels for Garnish


1. In a medium saucepan, cook the cranberries, sugar, ginger, orange peel, and thyme for ten minutes. Let cool and strain.

2. In a large pitcher, combine the cranberry syrup, gin, elderflower liqueur, juices, and extracts.

3. In a cup filled with ice, fill half way with the cranberry punch and then to with sparkling orange juice. Garnish with cranberries, star anise, and orange peel.