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Three Ingredient Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

Three Ingredient Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

This easy, festive cranberry bourbon cocktail is perfect for the holidays!
Servings 1
Author Turnip the Oven


For each drink

  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce or store-bought) homemade (see below
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Fresh orange slice optional

For the cranberry sauce

  • 6 ounces fresh cranberries 1/2 bag
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. In a cocktail glass, stir together the cranberry sauce and bourbon until well combined. Fill the glass with ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.
  2. To make the (optional) homemade cranberry sauce, combine the cranberries, sugar, water, ginger, and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries have popped and the mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. (The sauce will thicken more as it cools.)