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!

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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!)

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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
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This delicious Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale is an Excellent Cocktail / Mocktail for the holidays!

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry rum ginger ale
Servings: 1
Calories: 488 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
Method #1 - Use this if you have Cranberry Ginger Ale
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 can cranberry ginger ale
Method #2 - Use this if you only have normal Ginger Ale
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 can ginger ale
  1. Combine ingredients in a glass with ice.

  2. 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 Facts
Cranberry Rum Ginger Ale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488
% Daily Value*
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 92g 31%
Sugars 91g
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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