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Cranberry Orange Cocktail

This Cranberry Orange Cocktail is made with vodka or tequila and flavored with orange juice and a homemade cranberry syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: cocktail
Servings: 1 +
Author: Erin


for the cranberry syrup:

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

for the cocktail (1)*:

  • 1/4 cup cranberry syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 oz. tequila OR vodka
  • Optional: 1 oz. cointraeu


  • Start by making the cranberry syrup: combine cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, using a spoon to help break the cranberries down. Strain cranberries out and reserve the syrup. Allow syrup to come to room temperature before using.
  • For the cocktail: pour syrup, orange juice and liquor into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!
  • Strain and enjoy!


*Each cocktail ratio makes 1 drink, so feel free to double or triple