Merry Cranberry Orange Cocktail

When it comes to festive holiday drinks, this easy cranberry orange cocktail is surely a favorite in our home. Cranberries and oranges that are in season now have sweet-tart flavor, especially when they’re fresh.

For this simple but festive cocktail I use freshly squeezed orange juice and bottled cranberry juice. A really good vodka such as Kettle One and triple sec gives it a nice kick. Fresh orange slices go on top as garnish. Either whole or half slices will work here depending on your preference. And you can also add a few fresh cranberries as garnish.

For the glasses, I like using old fashioned glasses for this cocktail because of their size. They’re not too big or too small. I also put ice cubes half-full in the glass, but if you want more ice, fill it all the way to the top.

For this holiday our celebration will be simple but festive. I know we can’t be with all our relatives at this time but let’s make the most of it. Happy Holidays!

Merry Cranberry Orange Cocktail

Servings 1 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz. good vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 orange slice


  • Fill half of an old fashioned glass with ice cubes. Pour in cranberry juice. Add orange juice, triple sec and vodka. Garnish with 1 orange slice. Stir and enjoy.
Author: Elizabeth Segal
Course: Drinks
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