Cranberry Ginger Vod

 Cranberry Ginger Vod is a quick, flavorful cocktail centered around candied ginger and mint. Move over, cran vod!

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

Note from the Author:

I wrote the post for Cranberry Ginger Vod as our country went through a massive tragedy that left my heart hurting for days.  I cannot even try to speak for the victims, lost lives and first respondents who’s lives changed forever in Las Vegas.  However, I feel the need to acknowledge the incident. I write recipes for apps and cocktails, which is something that brings me happiness in these dark days.  I urge everyone to do what makes you happy and focus on the small things in life the bring you happiness. And I hope that is what you feel when you read TJH.


I read so many times that thoughts and prayers couldn’t change anything for the victims and their families.  And to an extent, that is correct, we need to take action in some form. However, even as we reflect and build our own action plans to make a difference, I believe thoughts and prayers can go a long way. It can spark positivity, harbor spiritual hope and bring us together.

In summary, if inspired, make Cranberry Ginger Vod with your loved ones, and propose a toast for Las Vegas. To those in heaven, for those families affected and the heroes of that night, my sincerest love and prayers.  Cheers.

Let’s commemorate with Cranberry Ginger Vod.

TJH embraces every celebration and honor, promotes good times in the kitchen and equates to happy memories with your loves.  It’s about being together to support and enjoy the moment with an impressive app spread.  Especially if it doesn’t take forever to make!  Cranberry Ginger Vod, made with simple steps and a fancy (AF) garnish, was created for one of these moments.

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

The goal with Cranberry Ginger Vod was to keep the steps simple, but add more zest to the cocktail staple, Cranberry Vodka.  Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Create ginger simple syrup.
  2. Candy the same ginger slices used in the simple syrup on the stove top. Let sit.
  3. Mix ingredients and shake away.

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

It’s always my goal to create quick and easy cocktails, and Cranberry Ginger Vod has a game plan for seamless execution.

I know, I know, making homemade simple syrup can take some time. But that also means that it is fresh and allows you to use the softened ginger pieces for the garnish. The other benefit?: you can also keep the leftovers for more partying within two weeks.

The key is to set time aside to make the simple syrup and candy the ginger – maybe an hour or so before friends arrive. Or the day before (simple syrup can go in the fridge; candy ginger in a seal tight container in the pantry).  Then you’ve got the ingredients ready to go to simply make and serve.

If you don’t have time to make the ginger simple syrup, amazon has got you covered! See below for where to buy. :For the candied ginger, be sure to boil the ginger before cooking in a skillet.

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

Cranberry Ginger Vod cocktail party drink recipe simple syrup easy simple

Love a simple cocktail? Be sure to try Spicy Watermelon Cocktail, too!

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Cranberry Ginger Vod is a quick, flavorful cocktail centered around candied ginger and mint. Move over, cran vod!
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Course Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Simple Syrup
  • 6 ginger pieces sliced 1/8" pieces (if you plan on making lots of drinks, put as many ginger pieces in the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Candied Ginger
Cranberry Ginger Vod
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Simple Syrup
  • 6 ginger pieces sliced 1/8" pieces (if you plan on making lots of drinks, put as many ginger pieces in the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Candied Ginger
Cranberry Ginger Vod
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Instructions
  1. Put 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and sliced ginger in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer. Stir occasionally until sugar has dissolved. Sit on medium heat for 20 minutes. Remove ginger and set simple syrup aside.
  2. Add butter to skillet on medium heat. Add ginger pieces. Top with 1/2 tbsp sugar. Cook for 3 minutes, flip. Add 1/2 tbsp sugar and cook for 5 more minutes. Place on plate or cookie grate. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Once ready to serve, put mint in martini shaker, muddle and add ice. Add cranberry juice, vod, and ginger simple syrup. Shake.
  4. Make garnish on a toothpick- one small mint leaf, candied ginger and another small mint leaf.
  5. Pour mixture in glass and top with garnish.
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