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A close-up picture of the drinks surrounded by fresh limes and cranberries.
Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

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.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink, vodka drinks, cocktails, mixers, boozy, booze, cranberries, Fall drinks, Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Johnathan
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
  1. 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
  1. First, juice a half of medium lime and set aside. 

  2. Next, in a cocktail shaker combine cranberry juice, vodka, simple syrup and lime juice. 

  3. Then, shake the mixer vigorously for approximately ten seconds. 

  4. Last, pour the drink into a 6-ounce glass and garnish it with a lime wedge or fresh cranberries.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 82g 27%
Sugars 80g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.