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cranberry gin and tonic in a balloon glass with rosemary and cranberry garnish

Cranberry Gin and Tonic

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Settle into a great seasonal riff on the gin and tonic with this Cranberry Gin and Tonic featuring rosemary-infused cranberry syrup that sings with the aromas of winter. The cranberry syrup is simple and fast, made in the microwave and adds rich herbal flavors to the cocktail.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Gin cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • ¾ oz infused cranberry simple syrup infuse with cinnamon or rosemary***
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Top with tonic water
  • Garnish: fresh cranberries, rosemary sprig, lime


  • Add cranberry syrup and lime juice to a rocks glass or wine glass.
  • Stir briefly.
  • Fill with ice and add gin.
  • Top with tonic water and garnish.


***Infused Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 sprigs rosemary OR 3 cinnamon sticks 
Heat cranberry juice in the microwave for 90 seconds to 2 minutes until it’s very hot. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the rosemary sprigs OR cinnamon and let steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain and store in the fridge.
Keyword cranberry, gin, gin and tonic, lime, rosemary, tonic water
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