• 150g caster sugar
  • 300g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 200-400ml gin of your choice (depending on whether you prefer a single or double measure)
  • 1.5 litres soda water
  • 1 orange, cut into slices
  • handful of ice cubes


  • STEP 1

    Tip the sugar and 150ml water into a saucepan set over a low heat and heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Turn up the heat to medium-low and add the cranberries. Cook, stirring occasionally for 15 mins or until the cranberries have started to break down. Leave to cool, then blitz to a smooth purée using a hand blender, if you like (you can also leave it as is). Will keep in a sterilised sealed jar in the fridge for up to a week.

  • STEP 2

    To serve, spoon 1 tbsp of the cranberry purée into each glass, stir in a single or double measure of the gin and top up with the soda water. Garnish each glass with an orange slice and add a few ice cubes. Alternatively, mix everything together in a jug and serve.

Recipe tip

For a mocktail, replace the gin with a non-alcoholic alternative or omit entirely – it will still be delicious.

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