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Cranberry-Ginger Gimlet


Tart, bubbly, and a bit spicy at the end, this Cranberry-Ginger Gimlet is like a Cosmo gone all fall-like on us. Use gin instead of vodka in a pinch, and don’t even think about using that sticky-sweet cranberry-cocktail crap instead of real juice.

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  • 2 ounces orange vodka
  • ​​1 teaspoon Cointreau (use the cheap tiny bottles from the liquor store counter)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice (just squeeze 1/2 of a lime)
  • ​1/2 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wedge


Servings 2
Adapted from


Step 1

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Pour in all ingredients except ginger beer. Shake well.
3. Pour into a martini or coupe glass (though really any will do) and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

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