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Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle

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Cranberry Juice Made Special

Looking for a tasty non-alcoholic drink that’s more than water in a glass? This Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle combines cranberry juice, cinnamon, a little sweetening from Simple Syrup (as desired) and ginger ale or ginger beer.

closeup of Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle in a champagne glass

Choosing Low FODMAP Cranberry Juice

Many cranberry juices, at least here in the U.S., are made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Read the labels and purchase one without. We think the easiest way to do this is to buy unsweetened.

We have found three unsweetened cranberry juice brands: Ocean Spray, R.W. Knudsen, Lakewood and also Whole Foods brand. This way you can be sure there are no high FODMAP ingredients in the beverage and you can control the sweetening amount and type of sweetener by using our homemade Simple Syrup, which is a basic combination of cane sugar and water.

Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle in a champagne glass; cranberry juice in pitcher

Choosing Your Ginger Libation

It can be difficult to find ginger ale without HFCS. Ginger beers, which are non-alcoholic, might be easier to find, and they are nice and gingery!

Some cranberry juices, especially is sweetened first with Simple Syrup will be “heavier” than the ginger beverage and will sink, creating a layered look. Not all cranberry juices will have the weight to sink, and if yours doesn’t, don’t fret. It will still taste fantastic!

closeup of Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle in a champagne glass
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Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle

Our Low FODMAP Cranberry Cinnamon Swizzle is a simple non-alcoholic drink that is festive enough for a party, but easy enough for everyday.

Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cranberry juice
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 4 ounces (120 ml) ginger ale, ginger beer or ginger sparkling water
  • Simple syrup, as desired
  • Fresh cranberries & bamboo skewer, optional

Preparation:

  1. Pour cranberry juice into glass (we used a champagne glass). Add cinnamon and use something long and narrow to stir them together, like a chopstick or long narrow butter knife. Top with ginger beverage and taste. Sweeten with a little Simple Syrup, if desired. Thread a few fresh cranberries on a long bamboo skewer for garnish, if you like. Serve immediately.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, ginger