- 1/2 oz simple syrup (1 part water/1/2 part sugar)
- 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
- Ice cubes
- 2 oz chilled ginger beer
- 1 1/2 oz gin or vodka (optional)
- Orange slice, for garnish
- Sugared cranberries for garnish
Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin (if using). Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve garnished with orange wedge and sugared cranberries, if desired.