5 cranberries
1 tablespoon sugar
Ice cubes
2 ounces ginger ale
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce grenadine

Thread the cranberries onto a cocktail skewer or long toothpick. Rinse berries under water, then sprinkle them with the sugar. Place skewer on a plate and freeze for 5 minutes.

Place several ice cubs in a large tumbler and add the ginger ale. Set aside.

In a cocktail shaker, combine several more ice cubes, the vodka, cranberry juice and grenadine. Shake and strain into glass. Place berry skewer in or on top of glass.

Makes 1 serving.