1 bottle (1.89 L) Ocean Spray® Cranberry Cocktail
1 inch (2.5 cm) fresh ginger, thinly sliced
8 oz (250 mL) gin
1. Microwave on High 1 cup (250 mL) of cranberry cocktail with the ginger until steaming, about 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Strain out ginger and combine liquid with remaining cranberry cocktail. Stir well and transfer to an 8-cup (2 L) glass pitcher. Chill.
2. If desired, cut a long narrow strip of peel from one of the oranges to make a garnish. Juice two oranges and two limes. Thinly slice remaining fruit and stir into the cranberry mixture along with the citrus juices and gin.
3. Serve cocktail over ice in glasses garnished with orange peel spirals.
Tip: Use a mini-chopper to finely chop crystallized ginger. Moisten the rims of the glasses with one of the lime slices and coat the rims in the ginger.
As seen in the December 2003 issue of Homemakers.