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Vodka Cranberry - Cape Cod Cocktail

The Vodka Cranberry is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day or sipping at a holiday party! Bursting with tart cranberry flavor and a hint of lime, this Cape Cod drink is bright, and bold and incredibly refreshing. Dress it up with lime wedges and cranberries to elevate this drink to holiday party status. It's the perfect Christmas cocktail!
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword cape cod drink, vodka cranberry
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 125kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • ice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 4 ounces 100% cranberry juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup optional


  • Fill a glass ⅔ full of ice.
  • Pour in the vodka and cranberry juice and stir to combine.
  • Give the lime wedge a light squeeze over the drink before using it as a garnish.


  • I highly recommend using 100% cranberry juice and not juice cocktail.
  • Add up to 2 teaspoons of simple syrup if you want a sweeter drink.
  • This is for a short rocks glass, double for a Collins or highball glass.
  • The ratio for a vodka cranberry should always be 1:4.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 1mg