A Festive Cocktail to Ring in the New Year!

Hello Friends!

I. can. NOT. believe. it. is. almost. 2018. Yikes!

Time flies when you’re having too much fun (or too busy!) Ha! 🙂

I have been hankering for a fun and festive cocktail for this New Year’s Eve…and thought I would make a Holiday Cranberry Gin Fizz cocktail made with homemade cranberry infused simple syrup! Check it out…

The homemade cranberry simple syrup can be made ahead and is good for about 1-2 weeks in your fridge. The cranberry infused simple syrup adds a festive pink color and delicious flavor to your cocktail.

Did someone say, “Pink cocktail?”

Yes, that would be me! So fun, right?

I happen to live in the land of cranberries–so it is quite easy to find fresh cranberries this time of year! If that is not the case for you…simply sub in a lightly sweetened cranberry juice (made with sugar NOT high fructose corn syrup in place of the homemade cranberry simple syrup.)

Is it worth making your own cranberry simple syrup? I have to say, YES!!

It is easy to make –and super yum.  And if you don’t drink alcohol… enjoy a splash of the homemade cranberry simple syrup in a glass of seltzer water topped with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. So…refreshing!

Fresh cranberries have not ‘officially’ been tested for FODMAP content–but given cranberry juice and dried cranberries in small amount are well tolerated and tested to be low in FODMAPs and my clients tolerate homemade cranberry relish –I think the splash of cranberries in the syrup should be a-ok for FODMAPers!

If a cranberry cocktail is not your thing…and you are looking for other festive bevies to try…check out my festive Celebration Martini recipe here…or other holiday drink inspirations here.

Cheers to you and yours this holiday season! Remember alcohol is a GI irritant so drink responsibly!

One reply on “A Festive Cocktail to Ring in the New Year!

  • Mary Anne

    Hello! I would love to stock my freezer with low fodmap meals/snacks for the new year. Would you consider writing a post about recipes that freeze well?

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