Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail is a festive holiday drink made with cranberry juice, vodka and club soda and is garnished with fresh cranberries. 

I remember going to bars in my early 20’s and it felt like everyone was ordering a cranberry and vodka drink. I’ve never been a huge fan of it, finding the combination too tart for my liking. If you’re like me, this cocktail is absolutely perfect for you! The addition of club soda, to make this a sparkling cocktail, takes away from the bitterness in the cranberry juice.

WHAT IS A SPARKLING CRANBERRY COCKTAIL?

A Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail is simply a cranberry and vodka mixed drink with the addition of club soda and fresh cranberries. The club soda carbonates the drink, making it ‘sparkle’.

WHAT DOES A SPARKLING CRANBERRY COCKTAIL TASTE LIKE?

Depending on how much vodka you use, you barely taste the alcohol in this drink. The club soda makes the cranberry juice less tart and gives it a fizziness. So it’s a fizzy, slightly tart cranberry drink that may or may not be strong on the vodka depending on how you pour it.

HOW CAN I SWEETEN A SPARKLING CRANBERRY COCKTAIL?

Tart drinks not your thing? Add in a splash or two or orange juice. Or if you want to keep the bright pink color, add in some grenadine.

SPARKLING CRANBERRY COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • 1-2 oz club soda
  • fresh cranberries, on a toothpick or stirrer stick
  • ice

DIRECTIONS FOR A SPARKLING CRANBERRY COCKTAIL

  • Fill a cup with ice.
  • Pour in vodka, followed by cranberry juice.
  • Add club soda on top and garnish with the cranberry stick

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Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail is a festive holiday drink made with cranberry juice, vodka and club soda and is garnished with fresh cranberries. 

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 12 oz club soda
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • fresh cranberries on a stirrer stick, for garnish
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Fill a cup with ice.
  2. Add vodka and cranberry juice. Pour club soda on top.
  3. Stir and top with a cranberry stick garnish.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: sparkling cranberry cocktail, vodka, cranberry juice, club soda

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One Comment

  1. LOL you can tell it’s Friday….Cranberry Cocktails galore. Your’s sounds wonderful!

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