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Cran-Citrus Gluten-Free Cocktail

Cran-Citrus Fizz

  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This will make 2 cocktails/mocktails


  • 1/2 cup honey simple syrup (see instructions below)
  • lemon wedge for glass rim, lime or orange wedge can be used here as well.
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 unsweetened cranberry juice (we use R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry)
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 oz vodka (optional)
  • seltzer water of choice
  • fresh mint, rosemary or thyme


  1. First make your honey simple syrup–it’s 1:1 with water. Heat 1/4 cup of water together with 1/4 cup of honey, stirring until honey is fully liquified and blended into the water seamlessly. Let mixture cool to room temp.
  2. Wet the rims of your glasses with lemon juice, you can just bring a fresh wedge around the circumference. Feel free to use a lime or orange wedge here for added flavor. Spread coarse salt onto a cutting board or any clean surface and then dip the top edges of each glass into the salt. Set aside while we make the cocktail.
  3. In a shaker add a handful of ice, the unsweetened cranberry juice, simple syrup, lemon juice and vodka. (Omit vodka for mocktail version). Shake for 5-10 seconds and then strain it into your two glasses.
  4. Top each glass off with some seltzer and garnish with a lemon wedge, mint, rosemary or thyme.
  5. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Naturally Sweetened
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: mixed drink

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