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.