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Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

The sweetness of the bourbon and simple syrup melds perfectly with the tartness of the cranberry juice and spiciness of the ginger beer, making the perfect cocktail.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon cranberry cocktail, bourbon cranberry fizz, cocktails made with bourbon, cranberry cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 Cocktails
Calories 141kcal


  • 4 ounces bourbon (I used Knob Creek)
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice (unsweetened if you can get it - if not, OMIT the simple syrup)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (I love a more tart/sour cocktail but if you like a sweeter cocktail, adjust to your liking)
  • 3 ounces ginger beer (approximate - just pour it out of the can into the glass)


  • 9 cranberries


  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice and spear 3 cranberries on each martini pick
  • Add bourbon, cranberry juice and simple syrup if using unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Cap shaker and shake for at least 15 seconds
  • Add extra ice cubes to the glasses
  • Divide the liquid between each of the glasses
  • Pour enough ginger beer to the top off the glasses
  • Add garnish to each glass
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 1mg