Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Orange-Cranberry Gin and Tonic

Over Christmas we made the BEST cocktail.
It's from the December issue of Southern Living and it sounded so tasty me and Mama decided to give it a try.
It's an Orange-Cranberry Gin and Tonic.
and look how pretty it looks!

   It tastes as good as it looks, I promise. 
and it's easy to make.. but so pretty it will definitely impress your guests.
Ingredients
1 (2-inch) Orange Rind
1 Tablespoon Fresh Cranberries*
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Cup Ice Cubes
3 Tablespoons Gin
1 Tablespoon Fresh Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Tonic Water

  1. Muddle orange rind strip, fresh cranberries, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes, gin, and fresh orange juice. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Pour into an 8-oz. glass; top with tonic water. Serve immediately.

*Frozen cranberries, thawed, may be substituted. (It will probably make the drink more colorful, we used fresh cranberries in ours)
 
Cheers!

4 comments:

Katie said...

Oh, that does look delish! I see one of these in my future very soon. :)

Heather said...

Oh that does look super yummy...and pretty too!

lauren | keys to anywhere said...

That looks great! I always mix my drinks with tonic water so I can't wait to try this.

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...