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Vodka Cranberry Cocktail

A simple vodka cranberry cocktail perfectly balanced to quench your thirst for a sweet, yet tart beverage. Vodka blended with a simple syrup, cranberry juice and a touch of lime is all you need.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink, vodka drinks, cocktails, mixers, boozy, booze, cranberries, Fall drinks, Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 410kcal


Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar


  • 3 ounces of cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces of simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce of lime juice (juice from 1/2 medium lime)


Simple Syrup

  • In a sealable container, combine water and powdered sugar. Whisk or seal container and shake, until sugar has dissolved and set aside. 

Mixing the Cocktail

  • First, juice a half of medium lime and set aside. 
  • Next, in a cocktail shaker combine cranberry juice, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice. 
  • Then, shake the mixer vigorously for approximately ten seconds. 
  • Last, pour the drink into a 6-ounce glass and garnish it with a lime wedge or fresh cranberries.



Hot water from your kitchen water spigot should be warm enough to dissolve the powdered sugar in the simple syrup. The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one cocktail. Actual calories may vary.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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