Sparkling Cran-Ginger Rum Cocktail

Text by Hayley Leray  |  Photo by Rhonda Adkins

What would winter be without the warmth of a crackling fire and a festive libation to toast the beginning of another fabulous year!  Whether lingering on the couch curled up in a cozy blanket or mingling with friends at a dinner party, Signature MT suggests this lively winter cocktail guaranteed to warm your cockles and spice up a frost-filled night.  Cheers to a warm up that is packed with deep spicy flavor and a comforting effervescent twist.

2 cups 100% unsweetened cranberry juice*
1 cup sugar
1” piece ginger, sliced
Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced Rum
Hard Apple cider
Sugared cranberry juice**


In a small saucepan, combine juice, sugar and ginger.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely.  Strain and discard ginger.

To make drink: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1 shot of cran-ginger syrup, one shot of rum and top with hard cider.  Stir to combine.  Garnish with sugared cranberries if desired.

*Note; Make sure to buy pure unsweetened cranberry juice (like R.W. Knudson), most 100% cranberry juice with no sugar added have grape or apple juice (natural sweeteners).

For sugared cranberry recipe