Pucker Up to These 12 Cranberry Cocktails

Updated: Dec. 06, 2023

Add a splash of bourbon, vodka or even sparkling wine to these cranberry cocktails. These tart and refreshing drinks taste great any time of year.

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Cranberry-Jalapeno Martini

I describe this cocktail as slightly tart, a little sassy and completely delicious. I make a big batch when I’m hosting a party because it tends to disappear quickly. Garnish these cranberry cocktails with fresh mint and berries for an extra-special touch. —Kelli Haetinger, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Cranberry Bourbon

The subtle tang of cranberry and the warm winter spices make this bourbon just right for holiday toasts—neat, on the rocks or even in one of our go-to cranberry cocktails. —James Schend, Deputy Editor, Taste of Home.
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Cranberry Orange Mimosas

Mimosas are just so elegant for Sunday brunch. My recipe uses tart cranberries to balance the sweetness of champagne and orange juice. —Shannon Stephens, Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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Cranberry Sparkler

The flavors of this refreshing cran-raspberry cocktail are great any time of year. In winter, the cranberry makes it a good fit for holiday parties; on a warm summer’s night, the raspberry comes to the fore. It’s a favorite for our girls’ night! —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York
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Cranberry-Orange Sangria

Letting this sangria sit in the fridge overnight improves the fruitiness, making it the perfect make-ahead drink for a holiday party. It’s also nice with a splash of brandy. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
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Cranberry-Orange Vodka Slush

Years ago, my mother made a rosy and refreshing party drink I’ve never forgotten. The sparkle comes from fruit juices, vodka and lemon-lime soda. —Melinda Strable, Ankeny, Iowa
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Fireside Glogg

An aromatic blend of spices flavors this superb Scandinavian beverage. It is served warm, and its sweet, fruity taste will warm you to your toes. —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Cranberry-Lime Sangria

Tart, light and fruity, this party-worthy sangria is a hit any time of the year. —Katy Joosten, Little Chute, Wisconsin
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Cranberry Pomegranate Margaritas

I think cranberry cocktails are perfect for holiday celebrations. This seasonal cranberry margarita is light and refreshing, and looks beautiful with sugar crystals on glass rims. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
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Orange Cranberry Splash

Orange Cranberry Splash

I created this citrusy cocktail while tending bar on the Jersey shore. No matter where you live, though, cranberry cocktails always seem to hit the spot. For a festive finishing touch during the holiday season, garnish each glass with fresh cranberries. —Ralph Florio, New York, New York
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Cranberry White Sangria

I tinkered with the ingredients in this sangria until it was perfect. It’s also good with peach, apple or cherry wine and vodka. —Patti Leake, Columbia, Missouri
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Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine

For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you cozy during those cold winter months, you’ll love this warming slow-cooker mulled wine.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen