Cranberry Cosmo Cocktail

1 Cocktail
3 min

This cranberry cosmo recipe is a vibrant, pink drink that is light, fruity, and fun! This spin on a classic cosmopolitan cocktail recipe amps up the cranberry.

Cranberry cosmos are an easy cocktail recipe that may be my new go-to this summer (don’t tell bourbon!). It’s light, fun, and just darn tasty.

This cranberry vodka cocktail would be perfect for girls night, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, or for a night out on the patio.


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Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, shake, and enjoy!

Flavor: Cranberry is the main player in this vodka and cranberry cocktail recipe

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to mix up this easy cosmo cocktail recipe

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Grand Mariner (or orange liqueur of choice)
  • Vodka
  • Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice (for shaking)
  • Optional garnish (choose one): fresh cranberries, lemon or lime slice, a citrus twist (lemon, lime, or orange)


OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE A CRANBERRY COSMO

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add cranberry juice, vodka, orange liquor, and lemon juice to the cocktail shaker. Cap and shake vigorously until chilled (about 15-20 seconds).
  3. Pour into a martini glass, garnish, and enjoy!

FAQS

Can I use 100% cranberry juice instead of cranberry juice cocktail? Yes! If choosing 100% cranberry juice, I recommend adding a splash of simple syrup or agave syrup to this recipe to help sweeten your drink. Start with ½-1 teaspoon of sweetener and adjust to taste.

Can I use a flavored vodka in this recipe? A citrus flavored vodka, or citron vodka, would work well in this cranberry cosmo recipe. If you choose to use this, you may omit the lemon juice in the recipe.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Martini Glasses


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Recipe details
  • 1  Cocktail
  • Prep time: 3 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 3 min
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Ingredients

  • 3 oz cranberry juice cocktail*
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier (or orange liqueur of choice)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
Instructions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add cranberry juice, vodka, orange liquor, and lemon juice to the cocktail shaker. Cap and shake vigorously until chilled (about 15-20 seconds).
Pour into a martini glass, garnish, and enjoy!
Tips
  • *If you would prefer to use 100% cranberry juice instead of cranberry juice cocktail, I recommend adding a splash of simple syrup or agave syrup to this recipe to help sweeten your drink. Start with ½-1 teaspoon of sweetener and adjust to taste.
  • *If preferred, a citrus flavored vodka, or citron vodka, can be used in this recipe. If you choose to use this, omit the lemon juice in the recipe.
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