Cranberry gin fizz

Can it be true… something that’s healthy and naughty all in the same glass?

Healthy doesn’t have to be dull and boring. It can be naughty and nice – just like this New Year kick-starter of a cocktail from those pound-shavers at Weightwatchers. They gave us this totally sexy little number in a glass which is perfect after all the indulgence over the festive period… and only 109 calories per cocktail. Magic! Please remember to enjoy responsibly


  • 75g frozen cranberries
  • 35g granulated sugar
  • Orange peel
  • 125ml water
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 100ml gin
  • 200ml slimline tonic water


Put the cranberries, sugar and orange peel in a small pan set over a low heat. Cover with the water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then add the thyme sprigs and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside for 20 minutes to infuse. Strain through a sieve and leave to cool completely.

To serve, add the gin and tonic to the syrup and divide four chilled coupe glasses. Add ice cubes, stir and serve garnished with a sprig of fresh thyme.