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cranberry gin

Christmas cranberry and orange gin liqueur

Karon Grieve
A super easy recipe for cranberry liqueur, the perfect festive tipple
4.59 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course liqueur
Cuisine British
Servings 16 servings
Calories 96 kcal


  • 750 ml bottle gin
  • 450 g cranberries
  • 1/2 zest of half an orange in strips
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 175 g sugar


  • Break up the spices and place in a large jar
  • Add the cranberries and mash with potato masher to break them up or pierce with skewer
  • Add the strips of orange zest
  • Add sugar and gin and put on lid and shake well
  • Put in dark cupboard for 1 week shaking every day
  • Pour through double layer of muslin or 2 kitchen paper towels and decant into sterilised bottles


calories are taken for 1 shot and I estimated 16 shots per bottle.
The orange and cranberry gin will keep for up to a year.
Serve this chilled (keep some in the freezer) or with ice or with a mixer. It makes great cocktails too.
Just use a basic supermarket gin for making this recipe.
You can use wither fresh or frozen cranberries.


Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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Keyword cranberries, gin, liqueurs, orange
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