Cranberry Ginger Spritzer

0 Posted by - March 20, 2013 - Food & Drink

Happy first day of spring! Let’s celebrate with a drink. Hell, let’s celebrate every day with a drink… But today, let’s celebrate with a fizzy pink drink, because nothing says spring like fizzy pink things.

This is a cranberry ginger spritzer.

Image from The SoHo

Image from The SoHo

You’ll note that it is part of a feature on The SoHo’s blog called Frocktails. I can only assume this is because COCKnails was already taken.

The recipe only requires cranberry juice, ginger ale, and sparkling wine. And, if you a froo, a sugared cranberry. Have fun with that.


(Obviously, I am not froo.)

In any case, I mixed up the drink and tasted it, and it’s damn delicious. My only complaint is that the ginger ale and cranberry juice take up valuable alcohol real estate.


I mixed the drink and then I thought, “Hey, that blogger took a picture of herself holding the drink in front of her cute dress. I could do that, too.” Except that I forgot I am not cute.



  • Manderzz March 20, 2013 - 3:08 pm Reply

    First comment ever! Should have make it all cutsy by focusing on the drink ๐Ÿ™‚ then it wouldn’t have been so “womp womp” kind of like my past experiences with COCK- um, nails.

  • Heidi Osborne March 20, 2013 - 3:09 pm Reply

    Awwww. I think you’re cute.

  • Katykersh March 20, 2013 - 3:29 pm Reply

    Yeah, but you totally have way nicer nails than she does!! In fact you could be a hand model ^-^

    • Katherine Horejsi March 20, 2013 - 4:13 pm Reply

      Or (following on from the faucet post) a hand job model…ha ha ha ha!

      • Katykersh March 22, 2013 - 1:05 pm Reply

        Oh, you are so clever! I should have thought of that.

  • Kendra Smith Caudill March 20, 2013 - 3:41 pm Reply

    When first checking this out I was just looking at the pictures, because sometimes I am too lazy to read, and thought the Schwepps was a bottle of cough syrup.

    • Sarah McMullin March 24, 2013 - 12:08 pm Reply

      That would solve the issue of low alcohol content…

  • Katherine Horejsi March 20, 2013 - 4:19 pm Reply

    Whassa froo?

  • Elle March 20, 2013 - 4:21 pm Reply

    I like that you picked the school girl look over the housewife hostess look. Kudos to you!

  • Clark McGee March 20, 2013 - 5:25 pm Reply

    Ummm, why are you being bougie? Get some Andre, use a beer stein, and show everyone how it’s REALLY done. You make my day, post by post.

  • LRP March 20, 2013 - 6:34 pm Reply

    Not womp womp, more like “get in my belly!”

  • EmmaBeEmma March 20, 2013 - 6:50 pm Reply

    Wrinkled, half-buttoned shirts are way cooler than fancy dresses. At least, they were in the grunge era. Are we not in the grunge era any more? Damn, I have to go shower.

  • Yada-yada March 20, 2013 - 11:57 pm Reply

    I will fill my mouth hole with MANY of these. Gingerale plus booze makes my toes curl!

  • Chelsea March 21, 2013 - 12:12 am Reply

    That looks and sounds delicious. Might have to try one of those this weekend! I wonder how it would taste if I used Vernor’s instead of Canada Dry? Vernor’s is a lot sweeter.

    • Red Angry Bird March 21, 2013 - 4:41 pm Reply

      It would taste AMAZING since Vernor’s is amazing. Can you tell I miss it out here on the East Coast? I’ve been hoarding a 2L of it since I came back after Christmas.

  • Crystal Kelly Yzaguirre March 21, 2013 - 7:46 am Reply

    I like cranberry juice with pineapple juice and coconut rum.

  • libraryofbird March 21, 2013 - 9:43 am Reply

    I see a lot of these in my future. They are 3 of my favorite drinks. Oh and btw I prefer your cardigan to the polka dots.

  • German Chocolate Betty March 21, 2013 - 12:16 pm Reply

    Plus she’s got her hand behind her back like she’s at parade rest…what’s up with THAT??

    (And your red sweater is definitely redder than her dress.)

  • Fluffygirl March 21, 2013 - 1:47 pm Reply

    Look at you, using a big girl glass and everything. Would still have been a win in a red solo cup.Must try this.

  • Ethne @ March 21, 2013 - 1:51 pm Reply

    I would find it extremely classy if you took a picture of yourself holding a cute cocktail in front of your face while sporting The Miracle Mask.

  • Jaclyn N Lil M March 21, 2013 - 4:24 pm Reply

    MM sounds delicous!! what a win!!

  • Katherine March 21, 2013 - 9:47 pm Reply

    Can you suggest a cocktail in honor of the last episode of the LBD? Maybe adding alcohol will make my sobbing over the computer at noon on a weekday seem less insane.

    • Pintester March 21, 2013 - 9:49 pm Reply

      OMG that’s Thursday, isn’t it? Hell. Let’s just do straight vodka shots and garnish with our tears.

  • Daintynymph March 21, 2013 - 9:54 pm Reply

    At least your glass is cuter than hers! If you like more booze, just leave the ginger ale for the next morning when you need it more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • embers618 March 22, 2013 - 1:44 pm Reply

    I love this drink, but it reminds me of fall/winter, mostly because it’s what the ladies in my family drink before Thanksgiving dinner, and the day after Thanksgiving while we put up the tree, and also while we bake Christmas cookies. I had never thought to drink it as a celebration of spring! Guess I should head to the store ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Alexandra Killian March 22, 2013 - 3:36 pm Reply

    Wine doesn’t have nearly enough alcohol content to be watered down with both juice and ginger ale. At least throw some vodka in that shit.

  • Gemini Girl March 22, 2013 - 9:39 pm Reply

    Your totally awesome, never doubt it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kimberliah Warren March 25, 2013 - 12:32 am Reply

    You forgot the have someone jizz on the top of the drink before you took the picture!!!!

  • Jaime Kincaid May 26, 2013 - 2:32 am Reply

    I’ll bet this would be way better and look super fancy if you put some candied ginger in there (who the hell has sugared cranberries?) for the ginger flavor and replaced the gingerale with booze.

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