This is a simplified version of a drink that I've seen around and enjoyed a couple times, because I don't have the ambition to mash up real ginger root or buy real cranberries. So this is maybe not quite as good but 100 times easier, probably. (did I mention that I'm new at this? - anyway, it tasted good)
Mix 2 cups ginger ale with 1 cup cranberry juice, 1 cup apple juice and 1 cup rum or gin. Garnish with your favorite citrus fruit and maybe some mint. Enjoy!