Cranberry Cosmo Cocktail

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.

A stemless martini glass filled with a vivid pink cranberry cosmopolitan cocktail. The drink is garnished and surrounded by with fresh cranberries. Bottles of ingredients and bar tools are blurred in the background of the image.

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.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS CRANBERRY COSMOPOLITAN COCKTAIL RECIPE

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 to make a cranberry cosmopolitan cocktail. Includes a fresh lemon, a bottle of cranberry cocktail, grand marnier liquor, and vodka.

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!
6 image collage showing how to make a cranberry cosmo cocktail.

OTHER DRINKS WITH CRANBERRY JUICE

I love mocktails and cocktails with cranberry juice! Some of my favorite cranberry cocktails and n/a drinks include:

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.

Splash shot! Something has been dropped into the stemless martini glass filled with this cranberry cosmo recipe creating a dramatic splash. The glass sits on two coasters and is surrounded by fresh cranberries. A copper jigger and cocktail shaker are in the background.

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Cranberry Cosmo Cocktail

This cranberry cosmo recipe is a vibrant, pink drink that is easy to make! Light, fruity, and fun, this spin on a classic cosmopolitan cocktail recipe amps up the cranberry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 202 kcal

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!

Notes

*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.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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