Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:00 AM
 
Don't let the cranberries be regulated to just sauce and juice. This holiday season, turn tart cranberries into a crave-worthy, sweet cranberry cocktail.

The holidays are coming. What will you be sipping on? How about a sweet-tart cranberry martini? This easy cocktail takes seconds to make and looks so festive with its red and green vibe.

And if you have kids at your next holiday party, you can also whip them up a cranberry cocktail spritzer, which is inspired by the cranberry martini but totally alcohol-free.

Enjoy!

Cranberry martini

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup chilled cranberry cocktail
  • 2 ounce gin
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • 2 lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Combine the cranberry cocktail, gin and grenadine in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well.
  2. Pour into two glasses and garnish with lime. Enjoy!


Virgin cranberry spritzer cocktail

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup chilled cranberry cocktail
  • 1/4 cup tonic water
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • 2 lime wedges

Directions:

  1. Combine the cranberry cocktail, tonic water and grenadine in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well.
  2. Pour into two glasses and garnish with lime. Enjoy!

Tips

  • For bigger glasses (like the ones shown) you may want to make this a double. But enjoy responsibly!
  • Serving this at a party? Make a pitcher of cranberry martinis and keep them chilled (skip the ice, you don't want to water it down) along with already-cut lime wedges.

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