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Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

This Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is delicious and festive! A perfect signature drink for the holidays!

If you’re looking for a holiday cocktail that will knock your socks off, this Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is it. But seriously, it’s SO flavourful and scrumptious. Make one, make many, cheers!

Cocktail Recipe Snapshot

EASE: Make one in less than 5 minutes.
PARTY PERFECT! Festive and so pretty for parties!
DELICIOUS: Sweet, tangy and so flavourful.

two coupe glasses filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

On a recent trip to London, England, I had the most delicious drink called a Christmas Crumble. It was so good, I just knew I had to recreate it for Christmas here. The flavours of rhubarb, cranberry, lemonade and gin go together so perfectly! This drink is tangy, sweet and delicious. I hope you love it as much as I do!

a top down image of a glass filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

Simple to make.

One great thing about this cocktail, besides how delicious it is, is how easy it is to make. You don’t need to be a bartender to assemble this drink, I promise! Once you’ve gathered the ingredients together, you can have a cocktail in hand in less than 5 minutes. Clink!

a coupe glass filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail. the cocktail sits on a wooden table with fairy lights and fresh greenery

Perfect for parties!

It’s always nice when throwing a party or hosting a dinner, to have a festive signature drink to offer your guests. So if you’re looking for a delicious drink for your holiday parties, this Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is it! It’s SO simple to make and it’s SO delicious. I hope you love it.

two coupe glasses filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail. the cocktails sit on a wooden table with fairy lights and fresh greenery

Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail Recipe Tips

  • Rhubarb Gin. We use Rhubarb Ginger Gin for this cocktail, but you can use Rhubarb Gin, Rhubarb Cranberry Gin or whatever you can find.
  • Cranberry Juice. Use real cranberry juice, not cranberry cocktail. The flavour is much better.
  • Sparkling Lemonade. I really like the lemon flavour this adds to the cocktail, but you can substitute it with 7-Up or Sprite.
  • Sugar the rim! You don’t have to do this, but it takes this delicious cocktail to the next level! See tips below for how to do this.
  • Lemon Twist Garnish. This is such a nice addition to the cocktail…it looks so pretty. See below for how to make them.
  • Fresh Cranberries. These berries always make holiday drinks so festive! I like to cut them in half, just because I like how it looks.
two coupe glasses filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail. the cocktails sit on a wooden table with fairy lights and fresh greenery

How to Make a Sugar Rim for Cocktails.

Use a low bowl or plate with ledges, making sure it is wide enough to fit the glass you are using. Add enough white sugar to ensure the rim gets coated, about 1/4 inch deep. Now you want to wet the rim so the sugar will stick. To do this, I like to take a small lemon slice, then rub it along the entire rim of the glass, being careful keep the lemon juice about 1/4 inch deep. Then dip your glass in the sugar and gently roll the sides to ensure full coverage of sugar. So pretty.

How to make a Lemon Twist Garnish.

Adding a lemon twist garnish to this cocktail makes it so pretty! You can make one a couple of ways:

  • Cut a slice of lemon, about 1/8 -1/4 inch wide. Remove the peel, gently scrape away the white pith, then twist the rind into twirly shape (you can wrap it around a chopstick or straw).
  • Or if you have a citrus zester you can make a twist using that.
  • Some people like to use a vegetable peeler.
a close up of a coupe glass filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail. the cocktail sits on a wooden table with fairy lights and fresh greenery
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Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

This Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is delicious and festive! A perfect signature drink for the holidays!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Drink

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 oz rhubarb gin
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz sparkling lemonade
  • fresh lemon rind for garnish
  • fresh cranberries, cut in half, for garnish
  • sugar for rimming the glass

Instructions

  1. First prepare your cocktail glass by adding a rim of sugar (see tips above for how to do this).
  2. Mix all of the above ingredients in a shaker with ice, gently because the lemonade is carbonated.

  3. Pour into a fancy glass, straining the ice, being careful not to disturb the sugar rim.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel twist and halved cranberries (see tips above).

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