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Festive Empress Fizz

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 drinks 1x
  • Category: drinks & cocktails
  • Cuisine: N/A


Celebrate the holidays in style with this Festive Empress Fizz! This dreamy cocktail features fresh cranberries, ginger beer & Empress Gin.


  • 2 C fresh cranberries
  • 1 C sugar
  • 6 ounces Empress 1908 Gin
  • 16 ounces Ginger Beer
  • 6-8 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 1 orange


Prepare the cranberry mixture at least an hour before making the drinks so it has time to cool:

  1. In a medium saucepan add the cranberries, sugar.
  2. Cut the orange into 1/4 in slices and add 2 of them to the pan. 
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until berries have broken down and mixture thickens to a syrup consistency about 5-7 minutes
  4. Remove orange slices and refrigerate until cool.

To prepare drinks:

  1. Fill a 32 ounce pitcher with ice and add the Empress 1908 Gin, Ginger Beer and cranberry mixture.
  2. Serve in glasses and garnish with thyme and fresh cranberries. 
  3. For a garnish, we sprinkled orange slices with sugar and carmelized with a torch.

Keywords: cocktail, gin, holiday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, cranberry, ginger beer, ginger, Empress Gin