Hey everyone. ‘Tis the season to celebrate, so I have a quick recipe with which you can delight your guests at your next holiday gathering. I had a few of my nearest and dearest over to my place this past weekend to kick of Christmas festivities and I came up with a cocktail that we enjoyed all evening long. It has just three ingredients, and I figured out how to make a large batch, so it was perfect for a party and no one had to worry about mixing individual drinks.

I knew I wanted something suited to the season, so I came up with the GingyCranberry — it’s red and the notes of spice and ginger hit a wonderful Christmassy note. I loved this drink and I have a feeling it will be featured at my Christmas parties in the future – it may be flowing on the 25th as well!

The recipe is below. I mixed up a pitcher of this cocktail and poured it over ice to serve. I hope you enjoy this recipe at your next holiday gathering. And as the year draws to a close, dear reader, I wish you peace in the upcoming new year. May your days be merry and bright. Cheers!

GingyCranberry for a Party


2 cups Cranberry Juice Cocktail
2 cups spiced rum (I used Captain Morgan’s, and then The Kraken Black Spiced rum when that ran out)
2 bottles (12 oz each) Ginger Beer (I used Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew)


Mix all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir gently.
Add ginger beer last if not serving soon, to keep the fizziness.
Serve over ice