Cranberry almond fizz

Pitcher for one

This is a great drink for Thanksgiving. Those who want to make it nonalcoholic, can skip the Amaretto and add about a teaspoon of almond extract. Yes, we know that has some alcohol, but as long as you don’t chug the entire contents of the bottle really fast you should be fine. Those who want more of a kick, since the amount of Amaretto is relatively small, may want to add vodka.

Cranberry almond fizz

  • 4 1/2 cups (36 ounces) spiced ginger beer (regular ginger ale will work too)
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup Amaretto

Combine ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. For a garnish, freeze cranberries and water in ice trays or, if using a punch bowl, a small bowl to make an ice block.

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64 Responses to Cranberry almond fizz

  1. onewomaninaricefield says:

    Seriously…I love you guys. This just made my night.

  2. lauren says:

    Oh boy, at this rate I’m going to have enough different dishes at my thanksgiving table that I will be able to feed a small village! Looks wonderful!!

  3. nrhatch says:

    Sounds super refreshing . . . and fizzy! πŸ˜€

  4. Joanne says:

    HAHAHAHAAHA. Pitcher for one. Your captions always make me laugh!

  5. Sounds really great I like the captions too!

  6. I love ginger beer! This looks really good!

  7. JamieAnne says:

    This looks very tasty!

    I’ll have to give this a try. πŸ™‚ when I’m not driving, cuz I’m adding vodka. For shizzle.

  8. TasteFood says:

    This sounds great!

  9. Ha! I have to admit that I read the recipe before the commentary and thought “I’d have to add vodka.” πŸ˜‰

  10. I love the addition of amaretto:) yum.

  11. What an interesting combination of flavours – sounds fabulous.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  12. May those holidays with the family be “merry” and delightful- a little cranberry fizz alcohol is a MUST! A pitcher or 2 for the chef ought to do it!!!!

  13. I would love a little more kick, but unfortunately that kick is alcohol.. so I have to settle for almond extract. And I will gladly do so because this drink sounds amazing

  14. Tandy says:

    right – straw, check; glass, check, ginger beer, check, amaretto, check so all I need is the cranberry juice! YUM πŸ™‚

  15. Sissi says:

    I think I don’t need to celebrate Thanksgiving to make this cocktail. It looks awesome! The frozen cranberries are a wonderful idea. I will make it as soon as I buy all the ingredients.

  16. Am officially declaring a Thanksgiving Celebration in our house! Well, it would rude not to πŸ˜‰

  17. I don’t get it, so some people wouldn’t want to put the Amaretto in?? You’ll have to talk me through that… I think I’m hyperventilating πŸ˜‰

  18. OOOhhhh that sounds nice! Lovely flavours.

  19. rutheh says:

    Looks like a jewel!

  20. Amaretto is one of the few flavors I’m not crazy about, so I’ll just have mine with vodka, please…

  21. egg me on says:

    Ohhh how fancy! That drink LOOKS like the holidays.

  22. zestybeandog says:

    My friend is from England and just ordered a ton of great ginger beer, I think I will pass this recipe along to him, he would LOVE it. Thanks!!! πŸ™‚

  23. spicegirlfla says:

    How festive looking! This would work for both upcoming holidays!! I’m not familiar with ginger beer…is it really a beer? Oh and btw, I found the pumpkin spice cream liqueur you mentioned from your martini post. I can’t wait to try it, I think first I will use it to “correct” my espresso!!

  24. I don’t do Thanksgiving, but heck, I’ll be drinking that one anyway!
    So far I’ve had Cranberry, Ginger beer and Lime. Then there are Moscow Mules – ginger beer, lime and vodka. So now I have the potential of Cranberry, Ginger Beer and Vodka. Just need a name….. πŸ™‚

  25. This looks great! My kids would love it – uh, let me clarify that they are 27 and 29! But they’re still my kids!

  26. ChgoJohn says:

    Love the mix of flavors but just look at that filled pitcher. It screams “HOLIDAYS!”.

  27. You always come up with the best flavors.. can’t wait to try this one at Christmas as well!

  28. I love drinks like this, especially because the non-alcoholic versions are always so delicious!

  29. Dara says:

    Yes! I LOVE ginger beer. Such a great cocktail, makes me want one even though it’s only 10am! πŸ™‚

  30. Kelly says:

    Pitcher for One – awesome! Love the amaretto in this.

  31. This drink just looks pretty!

  32. Yeah…. I ain’t skipping the amaretto…for reals! :o) Great idea as always.

  33. Holly says:

    Ok – so is thanksgiving bigger than christmas? THis looks rather yummy! Although I like to take the liberty of drinking nothing but Port or Martinis or Champagne over the festive periods!

  34. Karen says:

    Such a festive looking drink for the holiday season.

  35. afrankangle says:

    Ginger beer, amaretto, cranberries … oh my … all flavors I love. Toss in some vodka for kick, may a pitcher, add ice and a straw … I’m settling in. Thanks.

  36. This is fantastic! I love ginger brew and I bet this will go over great at any/all of the parties I am now planning on bringing it to!

  37. Kristy says:

    Thanksgiving…the whole family…yes, I will have alcohol in my drink. LOL. πŸ˜‰

  38. uuuuuuhhhhh….adding vodka. Ya that’s a go. Or perhaps a better way to characterize things for me is adding your the cranberry almond fizz to my vodka.

  39. spree says:

    You’ve done it again! I’ve got a very particular thirst coming on, the likes of which I’ve never had before. You’ve got a knack!

  40. Vodka! Yes yes yes…can we just drink this tonight?

  41. niasunset says:

    WOW! Super… Thank you dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  42. gingerkwood says:

    Wowww……this looks so festive! I’m going to try this at my Christmas party, with the vodka, I believe! I am a almond maniac, so I can’t wait to give this a go!

  43. Caroline says:

    I’ll fight you for that entire pitcher. Believe it or not, I’m prettttty strong. Errr…no, I’m not at all.

  44. Colleen says:

    Love cranberries and amaretto. This looks great and perfect for setting out during the holidays.

  45. Love the frozen cranberries idea- this way it won’t get watered down! What a pretty pitcher to set out this holiday season!

  46. Charles says:

    I don’t drink much booze but my God I have a weak spot for Amaretto. This looks fab – I love the look of all the cranberries bobbing about in the top… So fresh and delicious. Makes me really want a glass of the stuff!

  47. rsmacaalay says:

    Its getting hot in here so this would be a great way to cool down

  48. Loving the sounds of those flavours together. PItcher for me, yes please.

  49. Eva Taylor says:

    Mmmmmm ginger beer, therapeutic too. Very frestive cocktail. Happy Thanksgiving, sorry if I missed it.

  50. I am drinking cranberry juice as I write this comment. One of my favorite juices and so healthy for you, too. My very Southern father-in-law drank cranberry juice and vodka every night while he rocked on the front porch of his farmhouse. A friend of ours stopped by to see him one night and later came to our house. He said, “Poppa John was drinking kool-aid when he stopped by to visit him”. We just smiled!

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  52. Carolyn Chan says:

    Great combination !

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  54. I used to make a punch of limeade, ginger ale and cranberry juice — you might consider adding lime or a lime-infused spirit to this instead of almond for a variation.

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