Winter Berry Gin Fizz

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Cocktail History

The Winter Berry Gin Fizz is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that we created as a variation of the Raspberry Gin Fizz that was included in The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions by Lou Bustamante. It uses gin as its base, pairs it with tart lime, cranberry, and raspberry, and adds the effervescence of soda water to create a refreshing fruity Christmas drink.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Gin: This is the base spirit. We went with Door County Distillery Gin because it is a classic juniper gin with notes of citrus that complement berry flavors well.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors that balance the sweetness of the berries. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Cranberry Syrup: This is a sweetener that adds raspberry flavor. We made ours using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Raspberry Liqueur: This adds berry flavor. We used Chambord, a French liqueur made with raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, Cognac, vanilla, citrus peel, honey, and spices.

Soda Water: This is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure. It stretches the drink and adds some fizz. We used Topo Chico because it’s light, essentially flavorless, and refreshing.

Cranberries: These are one of the garnishes. They add fresh cranberry aroma and flavor.

Rosemary: This is the other garnish. It adds fresh rosemary aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Winter Berry Gin Fizz features berry, gin, and rosemary aromas and an initial gin-forward taste followed by the sweet and tart flavors from the two different berries.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both loved this light and airy cocktail and highly recommend it, especially if you have lots of cranberries to use up before the Christmas season’s over.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
  oz Raspberry Liqueur
 Soda Water
 3 Cranberries
 1 Rosemary Sprig

Method
1

Add gin, lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a highball glass.

4

Top with soda water.

5

Garnish with cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Gin
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
  oz Raspberry Liqueur
 Soda Water
 3 Cranberries
 1 Rosemary Sprig

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a highball glass.

4

Top with soda water.

5

Garnish with cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Winter Berry Gin Fizz

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this Christmas cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Candy Cane Martini: A vodka cocktail made with white crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, simple syrup, and crushed candy cane

 Cranberry Cobbler: A sherry cocktail made with cranberry syrup, orange slices, an orange wedge, mint, and cranberries

 Kohler Mint Cocoa: A chocolate mint brandy cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

 Holiday Gin Mule: A blackcurrant gin cocktail made with apple cinnamon syrup, lime juice, ginger beer, rosemary, and cranberries

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