How To Make Cranberry Gin: Party Drinks

Recipe courtesy of BerryWorld.

How To Make Cranberry Gin. Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free. Hello friends. So do you fancy making some cranberry gin?

Make sure you’re winning at the festive season with homemade cranberry cocktails! This gin makes a wonderful gift or an addition to your Christmas drinks party.

Crafting a delectable Cranberry Gin that’s dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free is a delightful endeavor for those with dietary restrictions.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, How To Make Cranberry Gin Ingredients.
  • Secondly, How To Make Cranberry Gin.
  • Other Post Ideas.

Updated post. First published here 3rd November 2018.

How To Make Cranberry Gin:

To start, select a high-quality, gluten-free gin as your base. In a clean, sterilised glass container, combine the gin with fresh cranberries, ensuring they are free of cross-contaminants.

Let this concoction infuse for 4 weeks to allow the cranberry and citrus flavours to meld. After straining the liquid to remove any solids, you’re left with a beautifully crimson, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free cranberry-infused gin that’s perfect for crafting cocktails and spreading the holiday cheer.

How To Make Cranberry Gin:

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Prep time: 30 mins | Cook time: 5 mins

What You Will Need:

  • 200g Cranberries
  • 500ml Gin
  • 160g sugar
  • 60ml water
  • 750ml sterilised preserving
  • jar
  • Muslin
How To Make Cranberry Gin

How To Make Cranberry Gin:

Cranberries photo credits: PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay.

  1. Firstly, wash the cranberries and put into a sterilised preserving jar. Pour over the gin, seal the lid and put in a dark cool cupboard to steep for at least 4 weeks. In the first week invert the bottle every other day and once a week for the rest of the time.
  2. Once the berries have steeped and you’re ready to bottle, put the sugar and water into a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Strain the now flavoured gin into a jug through some muslin. Add the sugar syrup and stir. Last but not least, pour the finished gin into a sterilised bottle and label.

Note: Preparation time: 30 minutes plus 4 weeks to steep The gin will be more or less sweet as the natural sweetness of the berries varies. It’s a good idea to add half of the sugar syrup and try, add more to suit the berries and your taste.

How To Make Cranberry Gin

How To Make Cranberry Gin:

So what do you think of this Cranberry Gin?

Do you fancy trying some? Recipe courtesy of BerryWorld.

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  1. Federico Castillo
    5 December 2020 / 14:30

    In spite of everything, Christmas is approaching … I really want to try making Cranberry Gin. Looks so bright!

    • 6 December 2020 / 16:58

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Lovely
    3 December 2020 / 07:34

    This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it.

    • 6 December 2020 / 16:56

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Heather
    1 December 2020 / 16:32

    Yes please! I could use one right now!

  4. Ruth
    5 November 2018 / 17:08

    I love the look of this Gin recipe. I might have to try it.

    • 8 November 2018 / 19:57

      Let us know if you get to make some 🙂

  5. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    5 November 2018 / 08:06

    This looks great – perfect for Christmas. I might have to sample it first to make sure ;O) xx Maria

    • 8 November 2018 / 19:56

      Thanks for stopping by Maria 🙂