Cranberry Fresh Punch

Cranberry Fresh Gin Punch

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 14 servings
Yield: 1/2 gallon
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
153 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 14
Amount per serving
Calories 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 77mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A refreshing gin punch is a great addition to any holiday party and this cranberry fresh punch is a fantastic recipe that all your guests will enjoy. It's simple and you can make it in a few hours before the party, so serving it is easy as well.

The cranberry fresh punch was inspired by a Brockmans Gin recipe called the berry fresh cocktail. The combination of gin and fruits with a hint of allspice dram is fantastic for winter. While you can use another gin, you'll find that Brockmans is one of the best options for berry-flavored gin drinks. That's because its formula incorporates berries and backs off gin's signature juniper flavor.

The punch recipe creates approximately about 15 4-ounce servings, so it's the perfect size for an intimate holiday party.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups gin

  • 1 1/2 cups triple sec

  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 4 lemons

  • 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice

  • 1/4 cup allspice dram

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups seasonal berries

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2.  In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients.

  3. Add a handful of ice and stir well. Refrigerate until it's time to serve.

  4. Right before the party, add an ice ring or large cubes of ice to your punch bowl.  Fill it with the pre-mixed punch and add seasonal berries.

  5. To serve, add a sprig of rosemary to each glass, fill it with fresh ice, then add a ladle full of punch. Be sure to include a few berries as well. Enjoy.

A Tip on Those Lemons

If you're using fresh-squeezed lemon juice—which is recommended—you will need about four lemons for this punch. Depending on the size, each lemon should yield around 1 3/4 ounces of juice.

Before juicing, you can also cut lemon spirals from the peel and store them in ice-cold water in the refrigerator until it's time for the party. Add these when garnishing each drink.

Make It a Single Cocktail

While this is a great drink to enjoy at a party, you can also enjoy it as a single-serve cocktail. It is just as easy and goes back to Brockmans' original berry fresh recipe.

To make the drink, combine 2 ounces Brockmans gin, 1 ounce each triple sec and cranberry juice, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, and a bar spoon of allspice dram in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with alternating layers of crushed ice and seasonal berries.

Recipe from Brockmans Gin.

How Strong Is the Cranberry Fresh Punch?

The punch recipe has been adapted from the original cocktail to make it more suitable for a party situation. The gin was cut back and cranberry took its place to ensure it doesn't take your guests by surprise.


Why is that necessary? Brockmans' berry fresh recipe has an estimated alcohol content of 23 percent ABV (46 proof). By adjusting the punch, we've knocked that down to 18 percent ABV (36 proof). While the stronger drink is nice to enjoy on its own, it can be too much for unsuspecting party guests who may have more than one cup. The great news is that all the flavors are still there and it retains a nice balance.


Try to keep alcohol content in mind whenever you convert a cocktail into a punch and make adjustments as you see fit. It's one small step you can do as a responsible host.