This orange juice and vodka cranberry cocktail recipe is so refreshing and perfect for the holidays.
Festive and fruity, it is a nice change up for a vodka cocktail.
Why This Recipe is Awesome
Flavorful This cranberry cocktail recipe is a fun cocktail for family gatherings and happy hour this holiday season. Cranberry vodka and fruit juices come together deliciously for a refreshing cocktail.
Easy This cranberry cocktail recipe is an incredibly easy drink to make. Just four ingredients are needed and they are all easy to get at your grocery store. No cocktail shaker or fancy bar tools are needed, as this presents nicely as a stacked rink. During the holidays, this simple cocktail is one of the the easiest cocktail drinks to enjoy!
Festive This is a festive drink for this time of year. The fruit juices add a colorful twist to your typical cape cod drink. It is the perfect drink recipe to offer at your home bar at your holiday party.
This simple cocktail only requires a few ingredients
See recipe card for quantities.
This cocktail is super easy.
Place ice cubs in a cocktail glass.
Add orange juice. Add apple juice and cranberry vodka.
Prepare orange peels.
Place an orange peel in the glass. Give a slight stir when serving.
Substitutions and Variations
Here are a few wats you can easily change this up,
- Fresh Cranberries add a couple of fresh cranberries as garnish for a festive look.
- Cranberry juice cocktail - You can use cranberry juice and vodka to sub for the cranberry vodka.
- Add ins - add a splash of club soda, ginger ale or sparkling water to make the perfect sparkling festive drink.
Top tips and timesaver hints
This drink looks very festive when served as a layered or stacked rink, but the drink is best enjoyed with a little stir to blend the flavors.
Make the garnishes earlier in the day so that they are ready to go.
Use your favorite brand, it does not need to be top shelf, but for this recipe we like the cranberry infused vodka.
Wash the orange first, then use a paring knife to cut off a slice of the orange peel. Twist it around a toothpick to curl it. These can easily be made ahead of time.
Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
- highball glass or similar cocktail glass
- orange peeler
- ½ cup apple juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 oz. cranberry vodka
- ½ orange peel
- ice cubes
- Add ice to glass.
- Pour in apple juice.
- Add the orange juice.
- op with the one ounce cranberry vodka.
- Using a orange peel. Cut into thin slices.
- Wrap around a skewer and press. This will make the curl shape.
- Add them to the top of the glass for garnish.
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