Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale

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This Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale is a great drink for the holidays and with the introduction of Canada Dry’s Cranberry Ginger Ale, it’s even easier to make than ever!

Close up of the Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale in Festive Tumbler
Close up of the Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale in Festive Tumbler

How to Make a Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale

To make this cocktail, there are two methods. I’ll share both for those of you who don’t have an already flavored Ginger Ale to use.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Method 1:

  • White Rum
  • Cranberry Ginger Ale
  • Cranberries for garnish

Ingredients for Method 2:

  • White Rum
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Cranberries for garnish

Method #1 is very simple. You simply take Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale (or the equivalent if it exists). I’m only mentioning Canada Dry as it’s the only one I’ve seen so far and it’s what I used) and add in 1 ounce of white rum. I recommend garnishing with fresh cranberries and if you want to go next level and bump up the cranberry taste, you could add a couple of frozen ones into the drink (both to cool the drink and to add more flavor).

Update: I just found the Cranberry Ginger Ale on for those of you in the US. Here’s the link:

The second method involves using a standard Ginger Ale with 1 ounce of Rum and 2 ounces of Cranberry Juice. Garnish in the same manor and serve!

This is one of the easiest drinks to make for the Christmas table and you can easily make it into a mocktail by simply excluding the rum! (your kids and those who abstain will love it!)

Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale in Festive Tumbler garnish with fresh Cranberries

It’s even better if you can find yourself some nice Christmas or Holiday themed glasses like the one I’ve used above. I would also serve this in a tall tumbler for those who want a larger drink.

Happy holidays!

Mr Magpie

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Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale

This delicious Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale is an Excellent Cocktail / Mocktail for the holidays!
5 from 4 votes
cranberry rum ginger ale - 1
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


Method #1 - Use this if you have Cranberry Ginger Ale

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 can cranberry ginger ale

Method #2 - Use this if you only have normal Ginger Ale

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 can ginger ale


  • Combine ingredients in a glass with ice.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries on a skewer.

Recipe Notes

You can also make this a mocktail by simply excluding the rum and the kids will love it!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 488kcal, Carbohydrates: 92g, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 43mg, Sugar: 91g, Vitamin C: 5.3mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1.8mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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