When I was a bartender I made T-shirts that said “Vodka Cranberry not Cranberry Vodka”. Everyone always ordered a Cranberry Vodka and then they gave me blank stares when I asked if they wanted a shot or what they wanted the cranberry vodka mixed with. Yep, they make cranberry vodka. We stocked two kinds of it. So here is a tip, order the spirit then order the mixer. I love cranberries and I also love vodka. So I did a little twist on the vodka cranberry and added a little lime juice and some sparkling water. Everything is a little better with some fizz.
Garnish with a lime and you are ready to go. Not the most manly drink, so I would suggest drinking it at home away from other people. Haha.
Vodka Cranberry Spritzer
- 2 oz Vodka
- 4 oz Cranberry Sweetened Juice Cocktail
- Juice of 1/4 lime
- 2 oz club soda or your favorite sparkling water
In a shaker full of ice combine the vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice. Shake for 10 seconds.
Grab your favorite 8-10 oz glass and fill it with ice. Strain the shaker contents into the glass.
Top off the glass with club soda or your favorite sparkling water.
Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.