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Cranberry Orange Cocktail

This Cranberry Orange Cocktail is made with cinnamon-infused cranberry juice and orange juice for a fresh, flavorful cocktail that's perfect for the holiday season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: cranberry cocktail, cranberry orange cocktail
Servings: 1 +
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

for the cranberry syrup:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

for one cocktail:

  • 2 tablespoon cranberry syrup or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 oz. tequila OR vodka (see notes for alternatives)
  • club soda to top it off

Instructions

  • Start by making the cranberry syrup: combine cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, using a spoon to help break the cranberries down.
  • Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer; discard the cranberries. Wait for the cranberry syrup to come to room temperature before using it.
  • For the cocktail: pour syrup, orange juice and tequila/vodka, along with some ice, into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake! Pour into a cocktail glass, top it off with club soda and enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are for 1 drink and are an estimation
*I tend to make my drinks strong -- feel free to use only 1 oz. alcohol per drink, or to use more simple syrup to make it sweeter
*Drink alternatives: 1. If you want the orange flavor to stand out, try using 1 oz. of tequila/vodka and 1 oz. of orange liqueur (I like cointreau); or 2. For a mocktail: follow the recipe as-is, but omit the alcohol and top your glass off with seltzer

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg