Cranberry Fizz Cocktail


Dairy can linger in many libations, from festive Bailey’s-spiked coffee and traditional egg nog to the ever-popular White Russian. But dairy-free drinks abound and are becoming more popular for their lighter taste. Take this cranberry fizz cocktail for example…

Cranberry Fizz Cocktail Recipe

The fizz actually comes from pasteurized egg, which is considered a safe option when using raw egg. If you confuse eggs for dairy, you’re not alone. See this post: Are Eggs Dairy? If eggs are out for you, see my notes below.

The cranberry in this libation offers seasonal festivity, particularly when paired with orange liqueur (yes, it’s dairy-free!). When shaken, the egg white creates a delightful layer of foamy, frothy fizz. Bartenders have actually been using this trick since the late 1800s!

Cranberry Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Special Diet Notes & Options: Cranberry Fizz Cocktail

This recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, tree nut-free and vegetarian.

For Vegan / Egg-Free: You can simply omit the egg for a tasty drink, but it will remove the fizz from the cranberry fizz cocktail.

The recipe and image were shared with us by Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs.

Cranberry Fizz Cocktail
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 1-1/2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 pasteurized egg white, slightly beaten
  • Dash citrus bitters
  • Ice
  • Sugar for glass rims, optional
  1. Place orange liqueur, vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, egg white, dash of bitters and ice in cocktail shaker. Shake until ingredients are blended.
  2. To add sugar rim to glasses, dip rim of glass into citrus juice (orange, lemon or lime) then into shallow layer of colored sugars. Allow to dry.
  3. Pour beverage into 2 glasses rimmed with sugar.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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