Who says cranberries are only for the holidays? For those of you who love them, I have a gorgeous and delicious cocktail for you to try. It’s a variation on the classic Lemon Drop with a soft kick – The Cranberry Lemon Drop. Enjoy!

Cranberry Lemon Drop Cocktail

Serves 4


Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups chopped cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Cranberry Lemon Drop:

  • 1 cup (8oz) cranberry simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Ice for shaking



Coarsely chop the cranberries and place in a medium saucepan with water. Simmer the cranberries for 20 minutes.

Gently mash the cranberries and strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer (you should have about 1 cup of juice, add more water if not)

Place the juice back in the saucepan with 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Set aside to cool.

Fill a shaker halfway with large chunks of ice. Add in 2 oz (¼ cup) of each the cranberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.

Shake until mixed and chilled well, and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy immediately!  *Please drink responsibly*

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