Gin Thoreau

One advantage of Christmas is it’s one time of the year you might have cranberries in the house. They’re packed with Vitamin C, aside from their other health benefits.

The Recipe

Serving: 1


  • 50g of cranberries – or cranberries and other berries, if you prefer
  • 200mls Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 50mls water
  • 250mls cranberry juice
  • Juice of one lime
  • Lemon or orange slices
  • Simple honey syrup to taste

How to make or shake it

Muddle the berries, in whatever combination you’ve chosen – for the record, blueberries work very well with cranberries. Add the gin, stir thoroughly and leave for a few minutes.

In the meantime, bring the water, cranberry and lime juice to a gentle boil, then add to the muddled berries and gin. Taste, adding simple honey syrup if required. Pour into two mugs, garnish with orange or lemon slices.

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