apple, cranberry + ginger cocktail


is everyone ready for christmas?! we are only TWELVE days away from the best day of the year. how is december half over though, seriously. before i get into the full holiday spirit i have a huge birthday to celebrate friday, justin turns thirty (i mean 29, again)!!!!

insert ALL the over the hill jokes

while a lot of celebratory dinners out are in order, first i am going to take him to the cheesecake factory after some last minute holiday shopping because he has never been nor heard of such a place (WHAT? crazy, i know). then we have quite a few fancy restaurants to try out in our new town. it will be very different from last year's birthday in toronto. but enough about that & more about this holiday cocktail!

the only thing just as important as baking cookies this month (stay tuned for those) is the cocktails! every party needs a signature drink so today i have teamed up with zevia to make a lighter, healthier cocktail that will help get you through the holidays (you can take that statement however you please). i used pure fruit juices & added the fizz with zevia's ginger ale. zevia is a zero calorie soda made with natural ingredients & natural sweeteners like stevia. nothing pairs better then the flavours of cider, cranberry, cinnamon & ginger! while i used a clear rum, this drink will work with just about any clear liquor. i will be sharing a fun new years cocktail next! but first stay tuned for some not so traditional christmas cookies.


  • 1.5 oz white rum
  • 2 oz 100% cranberry juice
  • 2 oz pure apple cider
  • 2 oz zevia ginger ale
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • ice, for serving
  • cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • applie slice, for garnish


  • in a cocktail shaker add rum, cranberry uice, apple cider, gingerale, cinnamon & ice. shake well!
  • pour into desired cocktail glass, add fresh ice & garnish with a cinnamon stick + apple slice.