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A festive ginger beer, citrus, and cranberry cocktail. | Vanilla And Bean

The Big Sister

Cranberry juice, citrus and ginger beer come together in this tasty, flavorful cocktail to be shared with friends and family!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 174kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean


For the Cocktail

  • 2 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice 70g
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 28g
  • 1 oz Ginger Beer 28g
  • 1 1/2 oz Citrus Vodka* 70g
  • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup** 7g
  • A few drops of fresh lemon juice

For the Garnish


  • To a cocktail shaker, add a handful of ice, cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger beer, vodka, simple syrup and a drop or two of lemon juice. Test to see if it needs a bit more simple. If so, add just about a 1/4 tsp more at a time.
  • Shake 3-4 times. Pour over ice.
  • Garnish with Sugared Cranberries.


*Standard vodka works well in this recipe too, just be sure to add an extra splash of lemon juice.
**To make simple syrup, add 1/4 C sugar and 1/4 C water to a small sauce-pot. Bring to a simmer, whisk to dissolve sugar. Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Inspired by The Big Sister via Etta's in Seattle.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 111mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Iron: 1mg