My ideal December weekend activity: Christmas carols on the stereo, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and festive cocktail in hand while I hang out with family and friends. This holly jolly gin punch fits the bill for festive cocktails, combining gin (I like Barr Hill), cranberry juice and ginger beer and fragrant, juicy orange slices. You can make the cocktail as an individual serving, or multiply the measurements by the number of guests and mix it in a pitcher for a party-size batch! Scroll down the easy recipe (and PS: my festive shirt is on major sale here!)

Holly Jolly Gin Punch: A Gin, Cranberry- Orange, Ginger Cocktail
  • 1.5 Oz of Gin
  • ½ oz of Cranberry Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Large Orange slices
  1. In a glass over ice, combine gin and cranberry juice.
  2. Squeeze two large orange slices over the mixture and top with ginger beer.

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